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icehog3
09-03-2017, 10:06 AM
Never did get a chance to see him in concert, but enjoyed his music since childhood. Rest n peace, Mr. Becker.

Porch Dweller
09-03-2017, 10:15 AM
RIP. You were a fantastic and imaginative guitarist.

pnoon
09-03-2017, 10:22 AM
Love his music.
RIP

The Poet
09-03-2017, 10:31 AM
Sad news. Few groups produced such sophisticated music, and that alone earns him kudos. Rest in peace.

YankeeMan
09-03-2017, 12:31 PM
What's scaring the heck out of me is that I listened to all these bands and they are close to my age and now we are losing them!

RIP, Brother.

CigarNut
09-03-2017, 02:08 PM
I saw Steely Dan in concert once, long ago. Such a great band!

May He Rest In Peace.

The Poet
09-03-2017, 03:28 PM
I am moved to note they had one of the best names for a band ever, one both racy and literary, yet one many people did not get.

JasonDuranceau
09-03-2017, 04:08 PM
Have become a fan over the past few years. Really good music. True classics that will continue to be listened to for years to come. RIP

G G
09-03-2017, 05:33 PM
RIP, I heard through a friend that knows him that Dave Hlubeck died as well.

icehog3
09-03-2017, 08:56 PM
I am moved to note they had one of the best names for a band ever, one both racy and literary, yet one many people did not get.

I just Googled it. Holy crap. :lr

jrw
09-03-2017, 09:33 PM
Both Becker and Fagen were/are phenomenal musicians, and without a core band, their recordings and live shows were performed with an ever-changing cast of session musicians, comprising some equally great players. My favorite song and album is "Aja,' if I had to pick.

The Poet
09-04-2017, 01:12 PM
I just Googled it. Holy crap. :lr

Yeah, ain't that a hoot? Snuck one past the Moral Police there, right? :D

icehog3
09-04-2017, 03:00 PM
Yeah, ain't that a hoot? Snuck one past the Moral Police there, right? :D

They shoot, they score! :D

elmorgan
09-05-2017, 12:47 AM
Another well-known musician, songwriter, and producer have taken his final bow. His contribution to the music industry will live-on forever.

stearns
09-05-2017, 08:57 AM
Very sad when I heard this yesterday, I've loved steely dan for as long as I can remember, deacon blues has a special place in my heart. Only got to see them once, 4 years ago this month, loved every minute of it. I tried to find a video of Walter's "Hey Nineteen Rant" from that night but can't find it, but I've seen a few good ones from other shows on youtube

Doctorossi
09-06-2017, 07:58 AM
I was fortunate enough to see Steely Dan three times. Walter's talents and wit will be missed.

jjirons69
09-07-2017, 01:29 PM
Saw SD twice. Great group! Sorry to see the Mayor go.