Almost every celebrity around today is a whiny liberal and interested in politics except for some decent exception, but we all remember the old musicians when we could listen to their songs without having to listen them talking about politics!
Daily Mail reports: Fagen paid tribute to his bandmate: ‘Walter Becker was my friend, my writing partner and my bandmate since we met as students at Bard College in 1967,’ he wrote in a lengthy statement.
‘Walter had a very rough childhood — I’ll spare you the details. Luckily, he was smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist, and a great songwriter.
‘His habits got the best of him by the end of the seventies, and we lost touch for a while. In the eighties, when I was putting together the NY Rock and Soul Review with Libby, we hooked up again, revived the Steely Dan concept and developed another terrific band.
‘I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band.’
Becker and Fagen started their collaboration while they were students at New York’s Bard College. They started writing hits for other artists, including Barbra Streisand’s ‘I Mean to Shine’, before moving to California in the 1970s in order to form Steely Dan.
The band got its name after a sex toy in cult classic Naked Lunch, written by William S. Burroughs.
Daily Mail reports: The band was made up of Becker on bass and singer Fagen, alongside singer David Palmer, guitarists Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter and Denny Dias and drummer Jim Hodder.
Although the lineup changed a lot over the years, Becker and Fagen remained the core of Steely Dan, making jazz funk meets rock n roll hits.
Very few singers are so good that they can fill the shoes of past dead and any old timers that are left.
He was a part of a great generation of musicians that represented the real American values! So for me, this is a really sad day!
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