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Walter Becker

American musician, songwriter, and record producer

Walter Becker

American musician, songwriter, and record producer
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birthday
20th
February, 1950
Death
3rd
September, 2017
Birth Place
New York, U.S.
Birth Sign
pisces
Biography

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 the jazz rock band Steely Dan.
Becker met future songwriting partner Donald Fagen while they were students at Bard College. After a brief period of activity in New York City, the two moved to Los Angeles in 1971 and formed the nucleus of Steely Dan, which enjoyed a critically and commercially successful ten-year career. Following the group’s dissolution, Becker moved to Hawaii and reduced his musical activity, working primarily as a record producer. In 1985, he briefly became a member of the English band China Crisis, producing and playing synthesizer on their album Flaunt the Imperfection.
Becker and Fagen reformed Steely Dan in 1993 and remained active, recording Two Against Nature (2000), which won four Grammy Awards. Becker released two solo albums 11 Tracks of Whack (1994) and Circus Money (2008). Following a brief battle with esophageal cancer, he died on September 3, 2017.

instruments played
bass
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Jay and the Americans, Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, China Crisis

Birth Name

Walter Carl Becker

Genres

Jazz rock

Labels

ABC, MCA, Giant, Reprise, Warner Bros.

Years Active

1969 2017

Name

Walter Becker

Nationality

United States of America

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