Walter Becker

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Steely Dan: recorded some of the most impeccably produced albums of the 1970s. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Let’s get the name out of the way first, shall we? It is rare enough that any band is named after a sexual appliance but (Scotland’s Arab Strap aside)(...)

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died along with her crewmates Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby while on a search and rescue mission in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Rest in peace ... They died in 2017
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  • December 28, 2017, 06:00

JANUARY 8 – Peter Sarstedt, English singer/songwriter – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – age 75 9 – TK Whitaker, economist and former public servan(...)

Walter Becker: the Steely Dan songwriter at the Coachella festival in 2015. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty

Walter Becker Born: February 20th, 1950 Died: September 3rd, 2017 Walter Becker, the guitarist and songwriter who made suavely subversive pop hits ou(...)

Walter Becker (L) and Donald Fagan with their Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album for 'Two Against Nature' in  2001. Photograph: Sam Mircovich/Reuters

Promoter MCD has confirmed the two Steely Dan concerts scheduled for next month are to go ahead despite the death of founder member Walter Becker. B(...)

 Walter Becker of  Steely Dan performing in 2011 in New York. The groundbreaking guitarist and songwriter died on Sunday aged 67. Photograph: Chad Batka/The New York Times

Walter Becker, the guitarist and songwriter who made suavely subversive pop hits out of slippery jazz harmonies and verbal enigmas in Steely Dan, his (...)