Music Monday remembers Walter Becker of Steely Dan

Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the the band Steely Dan, died this past week. Along with Donald Fagen, the duo formed Steely Dan back in the early seventies. Their music blurred the lines of jazz, pop, rock and soul, and their lyrics were always complicated and witty. It’s one of the reasons I enjoyed their songs; they were storytellers.

Steely Dan had numerous hits including “Hey Nineteen,” “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number,” and “Aja.” When it came time to choosing one I wanted to feature, “Do It Again” seemed to fit if only because I wished Becker were still around to play it.

May you rest in peace, dear man.

~ eden



Filed under Musical Mondays

4 responses to “Music Monday remembers Walter Becker of Steely Dan

  1. It seems we’re losing quite a few musicians who are up there- and not even up there. Two more this weekend.

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  2. It’s hard to figure out what to label Steely Dan’s sound. I feel the same way as the previous commenter – we’re really losing a lot of good musicians. What up and coming bands / musicians do you listen to nowadays?

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