From an original Wurzelmania page by 'Zider Ed' - Paul Gunningham and Frank Blades
Brian was the legendary "Fifth Wurzel". He was drafted into Adge's new band in 1966; poached from Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band. He played the 'kind of twisted tuba", later named The Wurzelphone, with some dexterity' on the first Adge Cutler album - most evident on Drink Up Thy Zider. But Wurzelling was not for him, and within a year he quit the band.With typical modesty, Brian claimed he's not really a musician, although as he has shown he can certainly play well enough for Wurzel music - and prior to being a Wurzel, Brian played in various jazz bands in the Bristol area with such distinguished musicians as Acker Bilk; so he is certainly no amateur!
Brian died in May 2020. His daughter Joanne wrote:My father, Brian Walker, who has died aged 94, was a cartoonist and illustrator whose work appeared across a span of 50 years in comics such as the Beano and the Dandy, in humour-led publications such as Punch, serious magazines such as the Countryman, and in more than 80 books.