Walter Becker

Walter Becker Brief Biography

Walter Becker
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 Steely Dan.

Becker met future songwriting partner Donald Fagen while studying at Bard College. After a brief period of activity in New York, the two relocated to California in 1971 and formed the nucleus of Steely Dan, who enjoyed a critically and commercially successful 10-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 sophisti-pop group China Crisis, producing and playing synthesizer on their album Flaunt the Imperfection.

Walter Becker News

• Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker dies
• Steely Dan group says 'You, Me and Dupree' movie idea was stolen
• Steely Dan singer Donald Fagen releases new 'Morph the Cat' album

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