R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steely Dan)

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R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steely Dan)

Postby Fact Finder » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:38 am

Walter Becker, the co-founder and guitarist for Steely Dan, had died, according to his official website.

Becker, along with co-member Donald Fagen, wrote a some huge hits in the 70's, including "Rikki Don't Lose that Number," "Deacon Blues," "Kid Charlemagne," "Hey Nineteen," and 'My Old School."

The group disbanded in 1981 but they came back in the 90's and produced several big albums, including Two Against Nature, which snagged 4 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.

Becker and Fagen were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

We're told Becker had been very ill and underwent surgery last month.

Becker was 67.
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Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steely Dan)

Postby Ehwmatt » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:28 pm

I just saw Donald Fagen two weeks ago. He put on a great show, backed by a band of very talented 20 and 30-somethings. Much better than any Steely Dan show I ever saw. Nonetheless, Walter was an absolute legend, and he and Donald made some legendary music together. RIP.
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