Walter Carl Becker (February 20, 1950 – September 3, 2017) was an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He was best known as the co-founder, guitarist, bassist and co-songwriter of Steely Dan.
Becker in 2013
|Birth name||Walter Carl Becker|
|Born||February 20, 1950|
Queens, New York, U.S.
|Died||September 3, 2017 (aged 67)|
Maui, Hawaii, U.S.
|Labels||ABC, MCA, Giant, Reprise, Warner Bros.|
|Associated acts||Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, Jay & the Americans, China Crisis|
Becker and Donald Fagen reformed Steely Dan in 1993 and had remained active, most notably including their 2000 Two Against Nature album, which won four Grammy Awards. Becker also released two solo albums, 1994's 11 Tracks of Whack and 2008's Circus Money.
- Kreps, Daniel (2017-09-03). "Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
- "Steely Dan's Walter Becker Dead at 67 - Pitchfork". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved September 3, 2017.