Walker, Don (1951-)

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Don Walker
Don Walker (1951-)
Walker, Don, (Donald Hugh) (1951-)
Walker, Donald Hugh (1951-)
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Don Walker (born November 29, 1951) is an Australian musician and songwriter most famous for writing many of the hits for legendary Australian pub rock band, Cold Chisel. He played piano and keyboard with the band from 1973 to 1983, when they disbanded.Walker was born Donald Hugh Walker in Ayr. His family was later to move to Grafton. He completed an Honours Degree in Quantum Mechanics at the University of New England, which lead to work at the Defence Departments Weapons Research Establishment, involving secret work relating to the F111 jet-fighter.From the earliest days Walker was the creative songwriting force for Cold Chisel. He became known for his passionate and raw lyrical observations on the Australian society and culture of the time. His songwriting credits include the hit singles Flame Trees, Saturday Night, Choirgirl, (a teary ballad about abortion) Breakfast At Sweethearts, Cheap Wine, and the iconic Australian Vietnam war song Khe Sanh (voted the 8th greatest Australian song of all time by the Australian Performing Rights Association). Many of these songs still receive airplay on Australian radio to this day and have become somewhat ingrained in Australian music culture.During his time with Cold Chisel he produced his first work outside the band, the soundtrack to the Australian movie Freedom, directed by Scott Hicks. The soundtrack was released as an album & featured members of Cold Chisel & Michael Hutchence.After Cold Chisel disbanded in 1983, Walker had a five year hiatus before resuming recording & performing using the name Catfish. Ostensibly a band, Catfish was in effect a solo project, featuring Walker on vocals, keyboards & penning all the songs. Catfish featured various backing musicians, such as Charlie Owen, Ian Moss & David Blight, a much-admired harmonica player. In early 1992 Don performed an acoustic live performance for alternative radio station JJJ with Charlie Owen & Tex Perkins, singer with the Cruel Sea & famed Australian underground super-group Beasts of Bourbon. It would be another 12 years before Walker was to produce another solo recording, the well-received Cutting Back. As of mid-2006 he was touring Australia with his current backing band, the Suave Fucks.Walker has worked with many other artists, most notably with song writing credits on Ian Mosss hit album, Matchbook & Jimmy Barness single Stone Cold. He has had songs recorded by TOFOG, Jimmy Little, Slim Dusty, Kate Ceberano, Wendy Matthews, Troy Cassar-Daley, Graeme Connors, Jeff Lang, and Adam Brand. He also produced Mosss album Petrolhead.

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Resources by Don Walker (57)

  1. Shots / Don Walker
    Walker, Don, 1951-
    [ Book, Audio book : 2009-2019 ]
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  2. Songs / Don Walker ; foreword by Jimmy Barnes
    Walker, Don, 1951-
    [ Book : 2019 ]
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    Songs / Don Walker ; foreword by Jimmy Barnes
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  3. Don Walker : live at the caravan with the warm neighbourly sound of the suave fucks
    Walker, Don, 1951-
    [ Sound : 2012 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  4. Hully Gully / Don Walker
    Walker, Don, 1951-
    [ Sound : 2013 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  5. We're all gunna die / Don Walker
    Walker, Don, 1951-
    [ Sound : 1995 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  6. Hiwire girl [sung by] Catfish. My backyard / [sung by] Catfish
    Catfish (Musical group)
    [ Sound : 1989 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  7. Matchbook [sung by] Ian Moss
    Walker, Don, 1951-
    [ Printed music : 1989 ]
    At 2 libraries
    Matchbook [sung by] Ian Moss
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  8. Tucker's daughter / words and music by Don Walker, Ian Moss
    Moss, Ian
    [ Printed music : 1988 ]
    Languages: Undetermined
    At State Library of NSW
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  9. Flame trees / words: Don Walker ; art: David Frazer
    Walker, Don, 1951-
    [ Poster, chart, other : 2017 ]
    At National Library
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  10. The carousel waltz : from the musical play "Carousel" by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein 2d / by Richard Rodgers ; [scored for symphony orchestra by Don Walker]
    Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
    [ Printed music : 1945-1978 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
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  1. Shots / Don Walker
    Walker, Don, 1951-
    [ Book, Audio book : 2009-2019 ]
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    At 69 libraries
    Shots / Don Walker
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  2. Songs / Don Walker ; foreword by Jimmy Barnes
    Walker, Don, 1951-
    [ Book : 2019 ]
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    At 51 libraries
    Songs / Don Walker ; foreword by Jimmy Barnes
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  3. Tex, Don and Charlie : the 'All is forgiven' tour : November 2005 : [poster]
    [ Poster, chart, other : 2005 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  4. Don Walker : Goodnight, sweet dreams, the world is well : [poster]
    Adelaide Festival Centre
    [ Poster, chart, other : 2008 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  2. Current issues in computational linguistics : in honour of Don Walker / edited by Antonio Zampolli, Nicoletta Calzolari, Martha Palmer
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  2. PASTURES PROTECTION ACT, 1934-1951.
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    ... 1975) PASTURES PROTECTION ACT, 1934-1951. The following Sheep Brands and Earmarks Lave been ... 2046 Cook Ernest Thomas, Halloween, Tooligan, via Scone. Hay don John Bloomfield and Betty, Isis Hills ... 6880 words
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  3. PASTURES PROTECTION ACT, 1934-1951.
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    ... (8678) PASTURES PROTECTION ACT, 1934-1951. The following Sheep Brands and Earmarks have been ... , Wallabadah Maxwell Norman Lindsay, Lara, Boggabri Maybury Donald Sharpe, Bell-Don, Blackville Miller Samuel ... 5599 words
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  1. Don Walker.(Shortlist)
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  2. Spiegeltent - Don Walker (30 October 2008 - 30 October 2008) [Event Description]
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  3. Standing on the outside: Don Walker [The former member of rock group Cold Chisel is interviewed by Halfhide, John]
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  4. Three for the road: Don Walker, Tex Perkins and Charlie Owen get together for an album and a tour
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  1. Don Walker
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  4. Don Anderson interviewed by David Walker in the Australia-Asia studies oral history project
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