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

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One of my favorites bands of all time, and the last concert I attended at the Richfield Coliseum.

R.I.P. Mr Becker, Steely Dan won't be the same without you. . .

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

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23 hours ago, DieHardBrownsFan said:

Uhmm....isn't that Weird Al Yankovic singing on this song?

 

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Bummer news.I must of missed the news on this one. But never My Old School..Farewell Walter Becker :(

 

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On 9/9/2017 at 7:28 PM, gumby73 said:

Bummer news.I must of missed the news on this one. But never My Old School..Farewell Walter Becker :(

 

35 sweet goodbyes is a BJ.

They were so cool.

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On 9/3/2017 at 1:45 PM, Canton Dawg said:

One of my favorites bands of all time, and the last concert I attended at the Richfield Coliseum.

R.I.P. Mr Becker, Steely Dan won't be the same without you. . .

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

They were perfectionist. Amazing that Becker and Fagan found each other, Those 2 were joined at the hip.

Stories are that they would work on 1 line of a song for months until it was exactly the way they wanted it. Quit touring and focused on music. Moved to LA.

Larry Carlton pulled off the Greatest riff of all time IMO in this song.  

 

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Very few songs were not sung by Fagan even though he had stage fright.

 

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They incorporated horns, piano and so forth into their brand.

Interviewed that said that they mixed in jazz tracks. Timeless music because it was so well done.

 

 

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The beginnings of Steely Dan. Fagan was fearful of lead vocals and David Palmer is singing.

Great song love the guitar work.

 

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A++ Boo..Some of their finest follow up music by Boo..More great background listening while pounding keys..Your lines.. "Quit Touring to become Music Perfectionist"..Totally True Boo..I read so many articles back then, when they wanted to add rhythm percussion performers? No Theater Orchestra was safe:)..Steely Dan only wanted the best at any cost.. Their Time & Travel was no factor and I would say They "Nailed it" for years..Steely's quality clean music will be missed by many..Glad I was a part of 2 of their shows..Thanks for the follow-up posting Boo-Man..  

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2 hours ago, gumby73 said:

A++ Boo..Some of their finest follow up music by Boo..More great background listening while pounding keys..Your lines.. "Quit Touring to become Music Perfectionist"..Totally True Boo..I read so many articles back then, when they wanted to add rhythm percussion performers? No Theater Orchestra was safe:)..Steely Dan only wanted the best at any cost.. Their Time & Travel was no factor and I would say They "Nailed it" for years..Steely's quality clean music will be missed by many..Glad I was a part of 2 of their shows..Thanks for the follow-up posting Boo-Man..  

You were part of their shows?

I believe that Steely was formed in NY. Fagan and Becker met at college. My old school is about Fagan getting busted for pot in college. The same school later on gave him an honor.

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11 hours ago, boo fagley said:

You were part of their shows?

Steely Dan was always at their best sound in the small 1750ish people amphitheaters..Pleasant Valley,NY(was a awesome 3.5 hr. Jam session).than.Virginia Beach,Va..End of both shows Fagan would literately invite fans to the empty stage to check out their sound equipment & instruments with Roadies..Those small format sessions, yep your pretty much in the show. Paid 300 for a pair, but damn straight I'd..Do it Again  

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14 hours ago, boo fagley said:

You were part of their shows?

I believe that Steely was formed in NY. Fagan and Becker met at college. My old school is about Fagan getting busted for pot in college. The same school later on gave him an honor.

More TBB unknown trivia.....:lol:

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