Walter Becker R.I.P.
A Giant from my youth has fallen, Walter Becker dies at 67
Like Paul McCartney, Steely Dan’s Walter Becker played bass for the good of the band, in the early days. But got to show off his competency as a guitarist later on.
The Dan was a major mile post in my post Beatles – Dylan wider awakening.
I learned via an insider that most of the thrust and songwriting was mainly all Fagen, but Becker was the one who was there to say, “Donald, don’t do that. Do this. Now, do it again.”
Few ever did what they did and no one will ever do it again.
Donald Fagen’s eulogy in Rolling Stone.