For the past couple of years, the health of Walter Becker has reportedly been failing because of an illness that remained unspecified until he eventually succumbed to whatever was ailing him on September 3, 2017. At the age of sixty-seven, Becker did die after being unable to join the rest of his bandmates for annual summer performances that they hold. Becker, of course, was one of the founders and the guitarist for the legendary rock band, Steely Dan. The group was known for such hits as “Do It Again” and “Reelin’ in the Years.” Take the time to pay tribute to Becker today by watching a classic performance of his and his band’s.
Steely Dan was actually experiencing a career resurgence recently thanks to a plethora of references geared towards them in the new stand-up comedy special on Netflix entitled Oh, Hello on Broadway, which starred Nick Kroll and John Mulaney as two crotchety old curmudgeons who live in New York, hate the world around them, but love Steely Dan. They even asked a young fan in the crowd if she even knew who Steely Dan was, but certainly the special will help expose them to a brand new generation.