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Bass guitarist, guitarist, songwriter and founding member of Steely Dan, died September 3, 2017 at the age of 67 in Maui Hawaii. No cause of death has been announced.
- Becker was the partner of Donald Fagen in the band Steely Dan – one of my most favorite artists. Becker co-wrote everything with Fagen, playing guitar since the formation of the group in 1972. See my post about Steely Dan from July 12.
- Becker’s contribution to the writing tended to be the lyrics that were biting and sarcastic. Becker preferred to let Fagen be the frontman for the group – Becker rarely gave interviews or interacted with the audience at concerts (for that matter, neither did Fagen).
- Their acceptance speech at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame award is hilarious. After making a few awkward comments, Becker opened it up to questions from the audience. Here’s the entire acceptance speech – all 1 minute and 33 seconds of it.