The American guitarist Walter Becker, one of the founders of the group Steely Dan, is Sunday at the age of 67 years died, so is on the official website of Becker confirmed. The cause of death or other details were not disclosed on the site.
Along with Donald Fagen made Walter Becker in the period 1972-1980 six albums under the name Steely Dan songs, including ‘Aja’, ‘Black Cow’, ‘Do It Again’ and ‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number’.
Many people have found that the specific style of the duo is a mix of rock and jazz, but Becker emphasized that in an interview with the music magazine Rolling Stone of the hand. “I am not interested in a fusion of rock and jazz,” he said in 1974. “That kind of marriage has so far only cumbersome results. We play rock’n’ roll, but we swing when we play.’
The American group was in 2001 in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame included. Walter Becker was ‘an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter,” wrote Fagen in an obituary in Rolling Stone.