Walter Becker

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Walter Becker
Becker in 2013
Background information
Birth name Walter Carl Becker
Born (1950-02-20)February 20, 1950
Queens, New York, U.S.
Died September 3, 2017(2017-09-03) (aged 67)
Maui, Hawaii, U.S.
Genres Jazz-rock
Occupations Musician, producer
Instruments Bass, guitar
Years active 1969–2017
Labels ABC, MCA, Giant, Reprise, Warner Bros.
Associated acts Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, Jay & the Americans, China Crisis

Walter Carl Becker (February 20, 1950 – September 3, 2017) was an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He was best known as the co-founder, guitarist, bassist and co-songwriter of Steely Dan.

Becker and Donald Fagen reformed Steely Dan in 1993 and had remained active, most notably including their 2000 Two Against Nature album, which won four Grammy Awards. Becker also released two solo albums, 1994's 11 Tracks of Whack and 2008's Circus Money.

Becker died on September 3, 2017 after suffering from an unknown illness in Maui, Hawaii at the age of 67.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kreps, Daniel (2017-09-03). "Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-09-03. 
  2. "Steely Dan's Walter Becker Dead at 67 - Pitchfork". Retrieved September 3, 2017.