RIP Steely Dan’s Walter Becker! Icy Cool Steely Dan! Classic ’70’s Music!

RIP to Steely Dan’s Walter Becker

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RIP Walter Becker!

Walter Becker, half of the iconic music group Steely Dan, has died.

Becker wasn’t at the recent band performance in Los Angles, and reports are that Becker had been very ill and underwent surgery last month.

Becker was 67.

Steely Dan logo

I took a look at the band’s first album a while back, and wanted to share it again.

I was inspired to write this after a friend trashed the band as being faux hipsters. I was shocked, because to me, Steely Dan is one of the greatest bands of all time! And here is a LOT of great musical evidence why:

classic steely dan songs

“Steely Dan” was the brainchild of the songwriting team of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, who met in the late 60’s. The band’s name comes from a dildo featured in the cult novel “Naked Lunch”…

Photo of Donald FAGEN and Jeff BAXTER and STEELY DAN and Walter BECKER

“Can’t Buy A Thrill!”

They burst on the scene in 1972 with…

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10 replies

  1. Sigh. That’s awful news. Their music means a lot to me.

  2. Another great one gone!
    I still listen to them on a daily basis.
    Was lucky enough to be neighbors with the Porcaro boys growing up and following their success Steely Dan was obviously a big part of that.
    RIP Walter.
    Ron

  3. My morning is seriously messed up upon hearing this news. 😦

  4. First I had heard. Now that’s a real loss to music indeed. The wonderful legacy lives on, played daily by me, and always in my head too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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