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Born in Blytheville, Arkansas, USA
Died in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameAutry DeWalt Jr.

Mini Bio (1)

Junior Walker was born on June 14, 1931 in Blytheville, Arkansas, USA as Autry DeWalt Jr. He died on November 23, 1995 in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA.

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Musician (saxophonist) who gained fame as the leader of the rock band Jr. Walker and the All Stars in the 1960s, who had such hit records as "Shotgun" and "What Does It Take?".
His song "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)?" was also covered by another saxophonist, Kenny G.
Walker, who was a musician but not a singer, sang lead on his hit song "Shotgun" because the singer he had hired to do it didn't show up for the recording session. Walker assumed that the label would remove his vocal track and redub it with a professional singer, but they didn't, and the song shot to #4 on the US pop charts and #1 on the R&B charts.

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