Walter Becker

1950 - 2017

Walter Becker

Walter Carl Becker (February 20, 1950 – September 3, 2017) was an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He was best known as the co-founder, guitarist, bassist, and co-songwriter of the jazz rock band Steely Dan.Becker met future songwriting partner Donald Fagen while they were students at Bard College. After a brief period of activity in New York City, the two moved to Los Angeles in 1971 and formed the nucleus of Steely Dan, which enjoyed a critically and commercially successful ten-year career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Becker has received more than 1,795,543 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,562nd most popular musician.

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  • 3.70

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Among musicians, Walter Becker ranks 1,565 out of 2,258Before him are Tyler Bates, Stefan Schwarzmann, Maxim Vengerov, RZA, Joan Armatrading, and Elvin Bishop. After him are Jarvis Cocker, Luca Turilli, Roy Bittan, Tony MacAlpine, Anthony Braxton, and Jimmy Van Heusen.

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Among people born in 1950, Walter Becker ranks 384Before him are Mike Starr, Eddie Hazel, Hama Amadou, Tess Harper, Joan Armatrading, and Jorge Del Castillo. After him are Loyola de Palacio, Gregory Harrison, William Barr, Wendie Malick, Debra Hill, and Bob Orton Jr.. Among people deceased in 2017, Walter Becker ranks 388Before him are Cathleen Synge Morawetz, Ivan Koloff, Nancy Dupree, Jerry Pournelle, Warren Frost, and Vladimir Voevodsky. After him are Graham Taylor, Muhal Richard Abrams, Adolph Kiefer, Thomas Starzl, Ernie Pieterse, and Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walter Becker ranks 7,555 out of 12,171Before him are Grady Booch (1955), Michael Oher (1986), Nicholas Brendon (1971), Alain LeRoy Locke (1885), Richard Henry Dana Jr. (1815), and Aida Turturro (1962). After him are Katee Sackhoff (1980), Adam Arkin (1956), Eric Christian Olsen (1977), Teri Polo (1969), Mitch Miller (1911), and Roy Bittan (1949).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Walter Becker ranks 618Before him are Ed King (1949), Victor Wooten (1964), Randy Weston (1926), Tyler Bates (1965), RZA (1969), and Elvin Bishop (1942). After him are Roy Bittan (1949), Tony MacAlpine (1960), Anthony Braxton (1945), Brad Wilk (1968), Muhal Richard Abrams (1930), and Buck Owens (1929).