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icehog3 09-03-2017 10:06 AM

R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steeley Dan)
 
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

Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steeley Dan)
 
RIP. You were a fantastic and imaginative guitarist.

pnoon 09-03-2017 10:22 AM

Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steeley Dan)
 
Love his music.
RIP

The Poet 09-03-2017 10:31 AM

Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steeley Dan)
 
Sad news. Few groups produced such sophisticated music, and that alone earns him kudos. Rest in peace.

YankeeMan 09-03-2017 12:31 PM

Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steeley Dan)
 
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

Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steeley Dan)
 
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

Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steeley Dan)
 
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

Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steeley Dan)
 
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

Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steeley Dan)
 
RIP, I heard through a friend that knows him that Dave Hlubeck died as well.

icehog3 09-03-2017 08:56 PM

Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steeley Dan)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Poet (Post 2131889)
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

Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steeley Dan)
 
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

Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steeley Dan)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by icehog3 (Post 2131909)
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

Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steeley Dan)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Poet (Post 2131961)
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

Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steeley Dan)
 
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

Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steeley Dan)
 
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

Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steeley Dan)
 
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

Re: R.I.P. Walter Becker (Steeley Dan)
 
Saw SD twice. Great group! Sorry to see the Mayor go.


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