Walter Becker, rock bohemian of Steely Dan, dead at 67

Walter Becker, a bassist whose eclectic tastes from jazz to reggae helped create the intricate bohemian rock sound of Steely Dan, died Sunday. He was 67.

His death was announced in a brief notice on his official website, with no further details released.

  • canminuteman

    I am sure it it is a loss to his family, but the loss of Steely Dan is no loss to me.

  • Clink9

    Love his music. RIP.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Here is my favorite Steely Dan piece.

    • mauser 98

      stand in , session guitarist Elliott Randall did the solo

      …one of the best

      • Hard Little Machine

        I love story of that. They auditioned some of the best people in the business for just that lick. They made them work it over and over until they settled on Randall.

        • mauser 98

          read Randall did it in one ‘take’…no dubbing etc.

          • Hard Little Machine

            Their reunion tour was 17 hr practices 7 days a week for a month. You can hear it. Dead on tight

    • Lol just scheduled that for later tonight!

    • marty_p

      I bought “Can’t Buy a Thrill” (the album) at one of those Saturday morning $2.99 LP door crashers at Sam the Record Man in Toronto – I still have it.