Willie and the Walkers, a musical group, formed in Edmonton in 1963. Members included Willie MacCalder (vocals, keyboards), Dennis Petruk (guitar), and Bill Hardie (guitar). Throughout the 1960's the band opened for band such as Paul Revere & The Raiders, Cream, and The Guess Who.
In 1967 Willie and the Walkers signed with Capitol Records and released several singles recorded by Buddy Holly producer Norm Petty.
The single, "Alone in my Room" reached number one in Canada in 1968. The group disbanded in the early 1970's and lead singer Willie MacCalder joined the Powder Blues Band.
In 1988 the original members reunited for the first annual Edmonton Rock And Roll Reunion. Following the reunion, the band reformed with some changes to musicians: Nick Petruk replaced original drummer Bill Hardie, Rick Francis replaced Willie MacCalder, and R.J. Smarton joined to play keyboards. The band toured again in the 1990's as The Walkers.
Willie MacCalder: vocals, keyboards
Dennis Petruk: guitar
Bill Hardie: guitar
Roland Hardie: drums
Nick Petruck: drums; (replaced Hardie 1988)
Rick Francis: vocals; (replaced MacCalder 1988)
R. J. Smarton: keyboards (1988)