Walter Cohen was a famous musician/song writer before the Great War.
Walter Cohen was born in 2019 in Brooklyn, New York City to Jewish parents. Brought up in a decent neighborhood , he was generally free to wander the streets. Sometimes as a child, Walter would wander around Brooklyn or Manhattan, exploring the sights and sounds.
When Cohen was about 10, Walter Cohen came upon Jazz and Bigband Music while walking in the club areas of Manhattan and Harlem. Walter fell in love with the music, and immediately signed up with the Brooklyn's Public School Orchestra. He learned to play the trumpet, piano, saxophone, and many other instruments in High School, although his favorites were the trumpet and piano.
In 2039, Walter set out into the world (mainly New York City), and tried to find a job as a musician. Though he mostly ate TV dinners to save money, he eventually found a job at the "Gentle Hearts" club in Manhattan; a hole-in-the-wall club. Walter sang there for about two years, when a producer by the name of Ben Dickinson came into the club. As soon as he walked through the doors and heard Walter's wonderful talent, he asked if he would like to sign a contract for five years for "Heartland Records"
Walter agreed, and he was whisked away to a recording studio in Miami, Florida. He began to record the day he got there, recording about fifty songs in two days. The first record, "I've got Jazz", was released; and it obtained "No. 1" status on national radio charts. This would lead to about three decades worth of classics made by Cohen, which would become hits in the Wasteland years later.
His most famous hit, "I don't want the world, I want you" was released in 2061.
Walter Cohen's Greatest HitsEdit
"Don't give damn."Edit
There came a man, down the road.
Wearing a suit and like God's robe.
He comes up to me and says, 'Join the Army .'
And I tell him this......
Don't give a damn, Don't give a damn.
As long as I have a bottle, and it's filled to the top.
I'll have all the freedom I want.
So you better head back to where you came, 'cause I ain't leaving my home.
Still the man persists,
he tells me, 'but the commies will win!'
'And if we don't stop 'em here, and we don't stop 'em there....'
So I put up my hand and said this.
Don't give a damn. Don't give a damn.
I don't care if those commie's get up to my doorstep.
'Cause I'll have a bottle, and it'll be filled to the top.
And, so what if they do, cause I'm prepared.