Thursday, April 06, 2006

RIP: Doug Walker (Alien Planetscapes)

Doug Walker, long-time mainstay of the New York Spacerock scene and founder of the band Alien Planetscapes, passed away Tuesday April 4th at home. Doug had a heart condition for several years, and it finally caught up to him.

Doug was one of my oldest friends. I met Doug in 1975, and played in several seminal free-jazz bands with him in the mid to late 70's, including the great Third Sun.

Doug lost his wife Fran 2 years ago in a horrific car crash.

Doug leaves behind his son Evan, who was born three weeks after my own son.

God Bless You, Doug. Now you can jam with Robert Moog.

©2006 Marc Adler - All Rights Reserved


Anonymous said...

Sad to hear the news. How old is Evan?p

marc said...

Evan just turned 17.

Anonymous said...

poor guy, having to lose both parents at such a young age.

Nancy said...

Hi Mark
I must remember you but am drawing a blank - di you play synth and live in Westchester at on point and have a friend Doug bought a vibraphone from? I was married to Doug from 1975 to 1983, moved to detroit and lost touch with him but just saw this today. nancy Walker