Sunday, September 3, 2017

R.I.P.: Walter Becker (1950-2017)

(born Walter Carl Becker on February 20, 1950, in New York, NY, USA;
died on September 03, 2017 in Maui, Hawaii)
R.I.P.: Walter Becker. Remembering him today by listening to my two favorite Steely Dan albums. What an experience! And thanks for this masterpiece, "Aja" (original 1977 vinyl + first CD reissue from 1984 + 1999 DVD release) and so many other great songs and albums.
"Aja" was the first Steely Dan album that I bought, when I was 14 years old.
"Gaucho" was the first Steely Dan record that I reviewed (when I was 17 years old) for my weekly music column on the Rio daily newspaper Tribuna da Imprensa.
(Walter Becker & Donald Fagen, mid-70s)

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