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Old 09-03-2017, 12:49 PM   #1
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Walter Becker, co_founder of Steely Dan, has passed away at age 67. RIP.
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:59 PM   #2
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Another sad loss of a great musician. A couple of months ago, I watched a recent video clip of a Steely Dan concert and he did not look or perform well. When he didn't appear at the Classic West show, I knew it wasn't a good sign. I wonder what will happen to Steely Dan now.

RIP Walter Becker. Thanks for all the great music.
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Old 09-03-2017, 02:09 PM   #3
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Another sad loss for sure. RIP Walter.
Damn, we just keep loosing our rock legends.
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:16 PM   #4
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I'm glad I saw them 4 times, but this hurts... I like them even more than the Eagles.. I think they are my #6 all-time.....

I was born in 1982, and 99.9% of what I love (music, movies, standup) was made before I was born, and I'm beginning to have nothing left.... I never looked forward to an album.
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Old 09-03-2017, 04:10 PM   #5
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I'm sad to acknowledge the bad news of another terrible loss from the great musicians of my youth. Condolences to all who knew and loved this talented man. The good news, as ever, is that the music lives on.

I wish Donald Fagen all the best as he decides how best to move forward with the band.
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Old 09-03-2017, 04:18 PM   #6
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RIP Walter Becker. Really sad to hear this and Steely Dan was another band I grew up on.
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:27 PM   #7
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I just caught the tail-end of this news on a BBC report. So very sad. I'm glad I got to see Steely Dan last summer, for the first and now only time. R.I.P. and thank you for the great music.

OT sort of: The New York Times obit said that Walter was the primary arranger in the Dan, which I found somewhat surprising.
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:53 AM   #8
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RIP.
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Old 09-06-2017, 02:22 PM   #9
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RIP Walter. Remember: Ricky Don't Lose That Number
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His wife wrote a letter and tells us how he died. Poor guy. He was secretly battling cancer and he had just been diagnosed 4 months before he died.

http://iloveclassicrock.com/news-wal...ent=steely+dan
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