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4 July 1974, Despite the fact that they have the No.4 song in the US with ‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number’ and a current Platinum album with Pretzel Logic, Steely Dan’s Walter Becker and Donald Fagan play their final gig together in Santa Monica, California. They would not tour again for the next eighteen years. […]

20 Feb 1950, born on this day, Walter Becker, bass, guitar, vocals, songwriter with American group Steely Dan. Can’t Buy a Thrill, Steely Dan’s debut album, was released in 1972. Its hit singles ‘Do It Again’ and ‘Reelin’ In the Years’ reached No. 6 and No. 11 respectively on the Billboard singles chart and the […]

3 Sept 2017, Walter Becker, co-founder and guitarist for the US band Steely Dan died aged 67. Steely Dan – named after a sex toy in the book Naked Lunch by William Burroughs – released its first album Can’t Buy a Thrill in 1972 and had the 1973 US No.11 single ‘Reeling In The Years’ […]

4 July 1974, Despite the fact that they have the No.4 song in the US with ‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number’ and a current Platinum album with Pretzel Logic, Steely Dan’s Walter Becker and Donald Fagan play their final gig together in Santa Monica, California. They would not tour again for the next eighteen years. […]

20 Feb 1950, born on this day, Walter Becker, bass, guitar, vocals, songwriter with American group Steely Dan. Can’t Buy a Thrill, Steely Dan’s debut album, was released in 1972. Its hit singles ‘Do It Again’ and ‘Reelin’ In the Years’ reached No. 6 and No. 11 respectively on the Billboard singles chart and the […]

13 Dec 1948, happy birthday to Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter, American guitarist with psychedelic rock band Ultimate Spinach, The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan (their first three albums, Can’t Buy a Thrill in 1972,See More Countdown to Ecstasy in 1973, and Pretzel Logic in 1974), and Spirit in the 1980s. Baxter has also worked with many other […]

3 Sept 2017, Walter Becker, co-founder and guitarist for the US band Steely Dan died aged 67. Steely Dan – named after a sex toy in the book Naked Lunch by William Burroughs – released its first album Can't Buy a Thrill in 1972 and had the 1973 US No.11 single 'Reeling In The Years' […]


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