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Old 09-03-2017, 10:25 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67 - Rolling Stone
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Old 09-03-2017, 10:30 AM
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RIP - I have fond memories of this music during summers in the 1970's. Sounds as good today as it did back then. Steely Dan is on permanent rotation on my iPod.

What a visionary talent.
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Old 09-03-2017, 10:35 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzrDs_Vaho4


One of my many fave Steely Dan songs.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:37 PM
 
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It's a very sad day for the classic rock fans. But I don't think you can call Steely Dan "classic rock" in the pure sense, they had a lot of jazz in them. They were different-in a good way! And their lyrics? A unique pair, Walter Baecker and Donald Fagan. I was saddened when Steely Dan split for such a long time.

I was elated when they got back together, though I had seen them in 1973. A few years ago they played Red Rocks and they were great! And the crowd wasn't all aging baldish hippies, lots of Generation X and Y people in the crowd, lots of millenials as well!

67 by today's medical advances is not all that old. RIP, Mr. Becker.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Under the Milky Way
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I'm sad to hear this. My sympathy to Mr. Becker's family and friends.
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:32 PM
 
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Very sad. He's not reeling in the years anymore. Someone had to the Dirty Work of breaking the news. Daddy don't live in that New York City no more.
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Old 09-04-2017, 07:23 AM
 
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RIP Walter Becker


I was never a big fan of Steely Dan, liked some of their tunes OK, never owned any of their recordings or went to any concerts. But I'd leave their music on the radio, not lunging to change the station like I would for the Eagles' awful dreck.


However, "Reelin' In the Years" is certainly one of my all-time favorites, with a really great lead guitar (both melody and tone) and tremendous drums.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:08 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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RIP Walter Becker


I was never a big fan of Steely Dan, liked some of their tunes OK, never owned any of their recordings or went to any concerts. But I'd leave their music on the radio, not lunging to change the station like I would for the Eagles' awful dreck.


However, "Reelin' In the Years" is certainly one of my all-time favorites, with a really great lead guitar (both melody and tone) and tremendous drums.

I always liked Steely Dan..... but gotta agree with you about the Eagles.......
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Watervliet, NY
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I A few years ago they played Red Rocks and they were great! And the crowd wasn't all aging baldish hippies, lots of Generation X and Y people in the crowd, lots of millenials as well!
My 17-year old nephew is into them. My brother has been doing very good work instructing his offspring as to what "good" music is.
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:02 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Sad to hear of his passing. Glad I caught their live act a couple of years ago when they were in town. It seems nearly all of my favorite musicians were either dead or 'getting there'.
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