Steely Dan is an American music band composed of two songwriter members: Donald Fagen (vocals, keyboards) and Walter Becker (guitar, bass).
Originally formed as a conventional rock band, Steely Dan has evolved into a duo mixing genres as diverse as rock, jazz pop, Latin, blues, reggae, rhythm and blues, drawing at will from the cream of the studio musicians of the United States through a particularly sophisticated production and sound. >>>>>. After having enjoyed success in the 1970s, notably with the album Aja in 1977, the two founding members separated in the wake of the release of the album Gaucho in 1980. Donald Fagen knows the solo success critical and commercial with The Nightfly two years later.
Fagen and Becker refashioned their band to give concerts in the mid-1990s and, twenty years later, published the album Two Against Nature which won the Grammy Award for the album of the year 2000. The group was introduced at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and continues uninterrupted international tours since then, while their last original work, Everything Must Go was released in 2003. Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums during his history.
Walter Becker died on September 3, 2017 at the age of 67. Donald Fagen announces his intention to "keep alive" the music he has created with his partner, "as long as I can with the group Steely Dan."