Walter Becker biography

Walter Becker

Jazz fusion, Record Producer

1950 –

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Who is Walter Becker?

Walter Carl Becker is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the co-founder, guitarist, bassist and co-songwriter of Steely Dan.

Becker met his future songwriting partner Donald Fagen while studying at Bard College. After a brief period of activity in New York, the two relocated to California in 1971 and formed the nucleus of Steely Dan, who enjoyed a critically and commercially successful ten-year career. Following the group's disbanding, Becker relocated to Hawaii and reduced his musical activity, working primarily as a record producer.

Becker and Fagen reformed Steely Dan in 1993 and have remained active, most notably including their 2000 Two Against Nature album, which won four Grammy Awards. Becker has also released two solo albums, 1994's 11 Tracks of Whack and 2008's Circus Money.

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Born
Feb 20, 1950
Queens
Also known as
  • Walter Carl Becker
  • Becker, Walter
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Stuyvesant High School
  • Bard College

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on July 23, 2013

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