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Steely Dan

Formed: 1972 in Los Angeles, CA
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Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock
Group Members: Donald Fagen, Jim Keltner, Walter Becker, Jeff Baxter, Jim Hodder, Royce Jones, Denny Dias
Biography: Most rock & roll bands are a tightly wound unit that developed their music through years of playing in garages and clubs around their hometown. Steely Dan never subscribed to that aesthetic. As the vehicle for the songwriting of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, Steely Dan defied all rock & roll conventions. ...Read full biography
Countdown To Ecstasy
Released: 1973
Label: Geffen
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Can't Buy a Thrill became an unexpected hit, and as a response, Donald Fagen became the group's full-time lead vocalist, and he and Walter Becker acted like Steely Dan was a rock & roll band for the group's ...Read full review
Katy Lied
Released: 1975
Label: Geffen
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Building from the jazz fusion foundation of Pretzel Logic, Steely Dan created an alluringly sophisticated album of jazzy pop with Katy Lied. With this record, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen began relying ...Read full review
Steely Dan Think Fast and Tour
May 29, 12:07 PM EST
What do studio perfectionists do when the record biz fades? Take their show on the road