The Walker Brothers
Deadlier Than the Male (1967)
Top: The Walker Brothers – John, Gary & Scott
Bottom: Sylva Koscina, Elke Sommer & Nigel Green in Deadlier Than the Male (1967)

I was disappointed to learn that John Walker (aka John Maus) of The Walker Brothers died on May 7, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. He was 67 years old. The brilliant Scott Walker tends to overshadow the rest of the Walker Brothers but the talented trio recorded some great songs together. One of my favorite Walker Brothers’ tunes is the title song they recorded for the terrific ’60s spy flick Deadlier Than the Male (Ralph Thomas; 1967), which features the fabulous Elke Sommer and Sylva Koscina in two of their best roles and Richard Johnson as the handsome spy, Hugh ‘Bulldog’ Drummond. You can hear the track playing over the opening titles in the video clip below.

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