Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Dead At 67


By Andrea Dresdale

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Walter Becker, guitarist and bass player for Steely Dan, has died. He was 67.

Becker had been in ill health recently, and did not perform with his Steely Dan bandmate Donald Fagen at the Classic East and Classic West festivals this summer. According to Billboard, at the beginning of August, Fagen told reporters on a conference call, “Walter’s recovering from a procedure and hopefully he’ll be fine very soon.” He did not elaborate.

Becker met Donald Fagen as a student at New York’s Bard College and they played together in a number of groups, one of which included fellow student Chevy Chase. Becker and Fagen later performed with Jay and the Americans, and composed…click here to continue reading