Last Updated: 26 Nov, 2023 | Views: 141
Other Profession(s): Author, Song writer
Famous For: Wrote Hits For Australian Pub Rock Band
Donald Hugh Walker was born on 29 November 1951. Don Walker is widely regarded as one of Australia's greatest songwriters. His lyrics often depict Australian life and culture, with themes of love, loss, and working-class struggles. Many of his songs, such as "KheSanh" and "Flame Trees," have become iconic Australian rock anthems.
Don Walker Career:
• Late 1970s: Walker formed the rock band Cold Chisel along with Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Steve Prestwich, and Phil Small.
• 1978: Cold Chisel released their self-titled debut album, which received critical acclaim and showcased Walker's songwriting talents.
• Don Walker has occasionally used pseudonyms when writing songs. One of his notable pseudonyms is "Don Walker Jr.," which he used for the song "Cheap Wine" to avoid confusion with another songwriter named Don Walker.
• In addition to his work with Cold Chisel, Don Walker has released solo albums, starting with his debut solo effort, "We're All Gunna Die," in 1995.
• Don Walker is a musician and an accomplished author. The book received critical acclaim for its candid and insightful storytelling.
Collaboration and Influence:
• Don Walker has collaborated with various artists throughout his career. He has worked with artists such as Tex Perkins, Jimmy Barnes, and Ian Moss.
Film Score Composition:
• Don Walker has also composed music for films. He scored the soundtrack for the 2015 Australian film "Strangerland," starring Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, and Hugo Weaving.
Don Walker Awards:
• 2008: Country Work of the Year
• 2021: Most Performed Rock Work
Don Walker unknown Facts:
• Reclusive Nature: Don Walker is known for his private and reclusive nature.