RIP to Steely Dan’s Walter Becker
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.
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:
“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”…
“Can’t Buy A Thrill!”
They burst on the scene in 1972 with…
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