Grumbleweeds comic Walker dies aged 68
Walker, who was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, died on Sunday two weeks after his birthday.
Walker founded The Grumbleweeds with friend Robin Colvill in Leeds in 1962, performing comedy songs and impressions as well as “straight” musical numbers. Brothers Albert and Carl Sutcliffe and impressionist Maurice Lee completed the line-up. The radio show ran from 1979 to 1988.
Walker later became a straight actor and appeared in Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Heartbeat. The band had returned to the original duo of Walker and Colvill and had a nationwide tour and cruise booked.