They topped the charts with The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Any More and Make It Easy On Yourself.
POP fans are mourning one of the brightest stars of the 60s after Walker Brothers founder John Walker died of liver cancer aged 67.
Teen heart-throb Scott Walker became the face of the band as lead singer, but John was the group's main songwriter and leader.
Drummer Gary Walker remembered him as "a compassionate songwriter, a fantastic guitarist and a gentleman with lots of style".
He added: "His music will live on, and therefore so will John."
John formed the Walker Brothers with Scott in Los Angeles but the group hit the big time after moving to London.
The Walker Brothers - none of whom was really called Walker - became one of Britain's biggest bands and sold 23million records worldwide.
They toured all over the world and made a string of appearances on Top Of The Pops, Ready Steady Go and The Billy Cotton Band Show.
The band split in 1968 after rows between John and Scott. But they reformed in 1974 and released another classic song, No Regrets, before breaking up for good.
John, real name John Maus, continued to make music and carried on working after he was diagnosed with cancer in December last year.
He played his last concert in March. He died at his Los Angeles home on Saturday.
John leaves wife Cynthia, sister Judy, children Jamie, Nickoletta, Adam and Heather and several grandchildren.