THE COLIN WALKER HISTORY:
Born Jul. 8, 1949, Minchinhampton, England.
He was The Electric Light Orchestra's cello player from July 1972 to September 1973.
His education was at Marling School in Stroud and the Royal Academy Of Music. Colin Walker, whose greatest regret was not playing on The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby", made his first professional gig with The Electric Light Orchestra at the Reading Festival in 1972.
He also did his musical training as a student of classical music and named Beethoven's 6th (Pastoral) as his most influential album. By then he lived in a bachelor flat in Queens Park in London and had won the Fellowship Of Trinity College Of Music award.
Colin played a German cello with steel strings and could also play piano and bass viola.
After his departure of The Electric Light Orchestra he reverted to be a teacher and appeared only once again in 1975 on record as a session musician on Starry Eyed And Laughing's LP "Thought Talk" on which he played cello on "Fools Gold".