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Valued Social Butterfly
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Re: Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67

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I just went onto the all great  "You Tube"  and brought up

Steely Dan.    I do not know what I was thinking.  Yes I heard

Do it again

Reeliln' in the years

Rikki, Don't loose that number

Also  "Deacon Blues" , Peg,

FM  (No Static at all)

And many others.

 

Wow,  I can't believe my mind went into a complete melt down on this group.

Thanks for the  nudge.  A sledge hammer (now that sounds like a song title :-))

might have been effective too..

 

:-)

 

 

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Re: Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67

Message 12 of 16 (345 Views)

rc8149 wrote:

 

If we put a couple of "bleep's" together and we could

wonder what the 'Road Runner" was trying to say....

Gotta' keep humor no matter what.

 

I didn't know to much about  Steely Dan and their songs.

I googled the group and some of the songs might be

familar.  I guese I would have to listen to some to jar

my memory a little.  (Hopefully a lot  :-)  )

 

I do know that they were a well known group .. But...It

is always sad when ever we loose a musician,,,,

 

Add another name to the song  "Rock & Roll Heaven"

 

R I P

 

 


You might know some of these;

 

Reelin in the Years

Do It Again

Rikki Don't Lose that Number

and one of my favs   Pretzel Logic  https://youtu.be/pztKnNjueTQ

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
Valued Social Butterfly
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Registered: ‎09-01-2014

Re: Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67

Message 13 of 16 (344 Views)

 

If we put a couple of "bleep's" together and we could

wonder what the 'Road Runner" was trying to say....

Gotta' keep humor no matter what.

 

I didn't know to much about  Steely Dan and their songs.

I googled the group and some of the songs might be

familar.  I guese I would have to listen to some to jar

my memory a little.  (Hopefully a lot  :-)  )

 

I do know that they were a well known group .. But...It

is always sad when ever we loose a musician,,,,

 

Add another name to the song  "Rock & Roll Heaven"

 

R I P

 

 

Treasured Social Butterfly
Posts: 19,554
Registered: ‎12-25-2011

Re: Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67

Message 14 of 16 (332 Views)

@nyadrn - You'd think that AARP would have an "obscenity filter" that's sophisticated enough to leave proper names alone, and not edit out names just because 3 or 4 letters alone would be something offensive. Frankly, maybe the AARP managers ought to listen to the lyrics of some rap music on TV these days, because they're still operating in the 19th century here!


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Re: Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67

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What sad news.   The last time I saw Steely Dan, I told my sister that it was hard to believe that the two grey haired guys were those Hey Nineteen NYC guys...  but all I had to do was look in a mirror.

 

What a great legacy of work he leaves!  RIP.

 

 

Walter Becker
 

Walter Becker

American musician

Walter Carl Becker is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the co-founder, guitarist, bassist and co-songwriter of Steely Dan. wikipedia.org

 

 Note  " **bleep**en,"  really?  It is the man's name.

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Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67

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Becker's official site announced the death; no cause of death or other details were provided.

Becker missed Steely Dan's Classic East and West concerts in July as he recovered from an unspecified ailment. "Walter's recovering from a procedure and hopefully he'll be fine very soon," his band mate Donald **bleep**en told Billboard. Becker's doctor advised the guitarist not to leave his Maui home for the performances.

 

Becker and **bleep**en first became collaborators when they were both students at New York's Bard College. After working as songwriters (Barbra Streisand's "I Mean to Shine") and members of Jay and the Americans' backing band, the duo moved to California in the early Seventies to form Steely Dan – named after sex toy in William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch – alongside guitarists Jeff "Skunk" Baxter and Denny Dias, drummer Jim Hodder and singer David Palmer.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/walter-becker-steely-dan-co-founder-dead-at-67-w500956?utm_so...

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith