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Watch Steely Dan Play “Book Of Liars” In Tribute To Walter Becker

Steely Dan just embarked on their first tour since the recent death of co-founder Walter Becker, and as a little tribute, Donald Fagen and co. have added Becker's song "Book Of Liars" to their setlist for the first time in 22 years. Watch their performance at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY last night…

Donald Fagen Cancels Solo Dates Due To Illness

Just a week after the death of Walter Becker, his partner in Steely Dan, Donald Fagen has cancelled four solo dates due to an undisclosed illness. The shows were scheduled to take place in Portland last night (9/12), Seattle tonight (9/13), Saratoga, CA on Friday (9/15), and San Francisco on Saturday (9/16). According to local…

After the death of Walter Becker, Steely Dan announces short North American tour 

After Steely Dan guitarist Walter Becker died earlier this year, his bandmate Donald Fagen released a statement saying, “I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can.” Now, Fagen seems to be taking steps to honor that vow, announcing a short set of Steely Dan tour dates for later this year… Read more...

Steely Dan Announce First Tour Since Walter Becker’s Death

A little more than a week ago, Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker died at the age of 67. In a statement after Becker's death, his longtime Steely Dan bandmate Donald Fagen said that he intended to help keep Becker's memory alive with the rest of the Steely Dan live band. Steely Dan played their last…

Michael McDonald Pens Tribute to Steely Dan’s Walter Becker

McDonald on Becker: “He seemed to value every human being he ever met.”

Michael McDonald Remembers His Friend & Collaborator Walter Becker Of Steely Dan

Of the many musicians who have passed through Steely Dan's ranks and worked with the late Walter Becker, Michael McDonald is among the most celebrated. He joined the Steely Dan touring group during 1974 on keyboards and both lead and backing vocals, and he recorded on the albums Katy Lied, The Royal Scam, Aja, and…

Graded on a Curve: Steely Dan, Can’t Buy a Thrill

The passing of Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker hit me hard; my fond memories of them go all the way back to their debut LP, 1972’s Can’t Buy a Thrill, which an unusually hip (for the tiny Nowhereville I grew up in, at least) high...Show More Summary

Gotcha Covered: “Do It Again”

When Steely Dan's guitarist/co-songwriter Walter Becker passed away last Sunday, most of the remembrances -- including the one from his cohort in sly yet yearning misanthropy, Donald Fagen -- made it a point to emphasize both his cynicism and his humor. The wrong balance of either can tilt into either condescending nihilism one way or…

Walter Becker

Walter Becker –  Spotify CAN’T BUY A THRILL “Do It Again” We thought they were a one hit wonder. Go back, Jack Do it again There was something about the sound, which made it so strange for AM radio. Which I listened to because that’s all my car had. You usually didn’t hear this depth […]

Glamour Profession

Present company excluded Tom Moon’s Walter Becker tribute is the one to read if you’re reading only one: Becker, who died Sunday at the age of 67, stands apart from that class, off in a semi-neglected dark corner, his contribution to the rock canon less clearly defined. He had technical dexterity on the guitar, but […]

John Darnielle Pens Tribute to Steely Dan’s Walter Becker

“Steely Dan were neither sweet nor warm. They were sharp and cutting.”

Watch Walter Becker’s Final Concert With Steely Dan

Steely Dan’s most high-profile gigs of the summer were at the Classic East and Classic West all-star classic-rock festivals, opening for The Eagles. But guitarist-cofounder Walter Becker, who had been struggling with health problems, was not present at either of the gigs. Becker died Sunday. His last gig with Steely Dan, ultimately, was a Connecticut…

Here’s what I like about the 2017 Falcons – and, alas, what I don’t

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I’m paid to have an opinion. Steely Dan’s (Walter Becker, R.I.P.) best song: “Doctor Wu.” Best Bond: Sean Connery, forever and ever. Best French fries: Still…

Vision Quest House Concert via Live Stream — and Tribute to Walter Becker of Steely Dan

[audio src=""] Tonight's program is a tribute to Walter Becker of Steely Dan, who died at age 67 on Sunday. The show is rich with my personal Steely Dan... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!

Watch the Zac Brown Band pay tribute to Steely Dan’s Walter Becker

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The Zac Brown Band was one of several artists who quickly paid tribute to Steely Dan’s Walter Becker over Labor Day weekend. The quirky, erudite musician passed away Sunday...

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