Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67

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September 3, 2017 at 1:10 pm Quote #57085

mrmojohalen
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http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/walter-becker-steely-dan-co-founder-dead-at-67-w500956

Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band Steely Dan, died Sunday at the age of 67.

“I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band,” Fagen promises of Becker’s legacy

Becker’s official site announced the death; no cause of death or other details were provided.

“Walter Becker was my friend, my writing partner and my bandmate since we met as students at Bard College in 1967,” Donald Fagen wrote in a tribute to Becker.

“He was smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter. He was cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically funny.”


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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September 3, 2017 at 1:52 pm Quote #57086

King Edward
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Tough one. Not really my genre of music but for some reason I liked them. RIP Walter.


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September 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm Quote #57088

steecoe
(1953)

One of those bands that, for me anyway, I never really followed or got in to, but every time I’d hear their music – or realized who it was – I’d like it & enjoy it. RIP.


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September 3, 2017 at 8:13 pm Quote #57089

Revo11
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Liked him and the band a lot, this sucks a fat one.


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