Junior Walker, who gained fame as a hard-working, funky Motown saxophonist, died Nov. 23 of cancer in Battle Creek, Mich. He was 64.
As leader of the All Stars band, Walker had several hits in the 1960s and ’70s, including “Shotgun,” “How Sweet It Is” and “What Does It Take (To Win Your Love).” Other Junior Walker & the All Stars hits included “Come See About Me,” “Hip City” and “Road Runner.”
Later albums included “Greatest Hits,” released in 1982, and “Nothing but Soul: The Singles,” a 40-song collection released last year.
Walker is survived by his wife, eight sons and three daughters.