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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
-- inducted 2001

Walter Becker of Steely Dan died from complications of esophageal cancer on September 3, 2017. In a note released to the media, Donald Fagen remembered his longtime friend and bandmate, and promised to "keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band."

After Becker's death, Steely Dan honored commitments to perform a short North American tour in October 2017 and three concert dates in the United Kingdom and Ireland for Bluesfest on a double bill with the Doobie Brothers. The band played its first concert following Becker's death in Thackerville, Oklahoma, on October 13. In tribute to Becker, they performed his solo song "Book of Liars", with Donald Fagen singing the lead vocals, at several concerts on the tour.

In December 2017, Fagen said that he would rather have retired the Steely Dan name after Becker's death, and would instead have toured with the current iteration of the group under another name, but was persuaded not to by promoters for commercial reasons.

In 2018, Steely Dan performed on a summer tour of the United States with the Doobie Brothers as co-headliners. The band also played a nine-show residency at the Beacon Theatre in New York City that October.

In February 2019, the band embarked on a tour of Great Britain with Steve Winwood. Guitarist Connor Kennedy of The Nightflyers joined the live band, beginning with a nine-night residency at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas in April 2019.

Steely Dan's albums are notable for the characteristically 'warm' and 'dry' production sound, and the sparing use of echo and reverberation. Steely Dan is famous for their use of chord sequences and harmonies that explore the area of musical tension between traditional pop sounds and jazz.

Their lyrics contain subtle and encoded references, unusual (and sometimes original) slang expressions, and a wide variety of "word games." The obscure and sometimes teasing lyrics have given rise to considerable efforts by fans to explain the "inner meaning" of certain songs. Jazz is a recurring theme, and there are numerous other film, television and literary references and allusions.

Hit songs include --

  • Rikki Don't Lose That Number

  • Do It Again

  • Hey Nineteen

  • Peg

  • Reeling In The Years

  • Time Out of Mind

  • Deacon Blues

  • Josie

  • Cousin Dupree

  • Black Friday

  • Pretzel Logic

  • The Fez

  • Show Biz Kids

  • My Old School

  • Kid Charlemagne

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