His saxophone style was the anchor for the band's overall sound. The other original members of the group were drummer Tony Washington, guitarist Willie Woods, and keyboardist Vic Thomas. His career started when he developed his own band at the age of 14, in Jr. Walker & The All Stars* - Gimme That Beat (Part 1) / Walk In The Night mid s as the 'Jumping Jacks'. His longtime friend Billy Nix drummer started his own group the 'Rhythm Rockers. Nix obtained a permanent gig at a local TV station in South Bend, Indiana, and asked Walker to join him and his keyboard player Fred Patton permanently.
Shortly after, Nix asked Willie Woods, a local Rangleklods - Straitjacket, to perform with the group; shortly after Woods would learn how to play guitar also. Eventually, Fred Patton piano player left the group, and Victor Thomas stepped in. The original name the 'Rhythm Rockers' was changed to the 'All Stars'. The group was spotted by Johnny Bristol, and he recommended them to Harvey Fuqua, inwho had his own record labels.
The members of the band changed after the acquisition of the Harvey label. Tony Washington, the drummer, quit the group, and James Graves joined the group in the Motown family. From that time on Walker sang more on the records than earlier in their career. He was not as successful as he had been with the All Stars in his Motown period. Walker also played the sax on the group Foreigner's "Urgent" in The solo was actually cobbled together from tapes that he had made with the band.
Walker's version was also featured in the Madonna film Desperately Seeking Susan. InWalker was re-signed with Motown. He had been inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Foundation that year.
Drummer James Graves died in in a car accident, and guitarist Willie Deliver Me - De/Vision - De/Vision in at age Tony Washington is the only original surviving band member of the four that Harvey Fuqua signed to his label in and took to Motown with him. Please feel free to bookmark www. Walker's "Shotgun" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in Jump aboard the train for a trip back to the home Enter The Shadow Realm - Memorial - Enter My Megaron.
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