Where did Steely Dan name come from?

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Besides, where did Steely Dan come from?

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, United States

Secondly, what nationality is Donald Fagen? American

Also, is Steely Dan a person?

Steely Dan is an American rock duo founded in 1972 by core members Walter Becker (guitars, bass, backing vocals) and Donald Fagen (keyboards, lead vocals). Founding member Walter Becker died on September 3, 2017, leaving Fagen as the sole official member.

Who is in Steely Dan now?

Steely Dan toured behind Can't Buy A Thrill and the following two albums, Countdown to Ecstasy and Pretzel Logic, both in the States and Britain. The band, now with Donald as the lead vocalist, expanded to include second drummer Jeff Porcaro, keyboardist/vocalist Michael McDonald and percussionist/vocalist Royce Jones.

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What are Steely Dan fans called?

Steely Dan Fans Are Assholes.

What does Steely Dan mean in England?

With the core band recruited, Donald and Walter need a name for their group. Since both of them were avid readers of 1950's "Beat" literature, they decided to name the band "Steely Dan" after a dildo in William Burroughs' "Naked Lunch."

What does Steely Dan stand for?

With the core band recruited, Donald and Walter need a name for their group. Since both of them were avid readers of 1950's "Beat" literature, they decided to name the band "Steely Dan" after a dildo in William Burroughs' "Naked Lunch."

When did Steely Dan stop touring?

It was up to Donny and Marie and a lot of lounge singers to publicly perform Steely Dan's hits because Donald and Walter wouldn't. The duo disbanded its backup lineup and quit touring in 1974, ceasing all live performances well before most of their major hits were even released.

What genre of music is Steely Dan?


Jazz fusion
Soft rock
Rhythm and blues
Pop rock

Where did the Doobie Brothers originate?

San Jose, California, United States

Is Donald Fagen married?

Libby Titus
m. 1993

Who played on Aja?

Its seven songs burst with sophisticated changes, exquisitely played by such jazz luminaries as saxophonist Wayne Shorter and keyboardist-vibraphonist Victor Feldman (both graduates of Miles Davis' '60s bands) and session pros like bassist Chuck Rainey, drummers Steve Gadd, Jim Keltner and Bernard Purdie, saxophonists

How tall is Donald Fagen?

1.79 m

Is Steely Dan still touring?

Steely Dan Tickets, Tour Dates & Concerts 2020 ♫
Formed in 1972, the band released their debut album, 'Can't Buy a Thrill', in 1972. Sadly, co-founder Walter Becker died in September 2017, but the band are still touring. Steely Dan will return to North America in 2020 with support from Steve Winwood.

Who played Steely Dan guitar solos?

Elliott Randall
Born 1947 (age 72–73)
Origin United States
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist, session musician

Who played drums on Peg?

Drummer Rick Marotta

What is the Aja album cover?


Donald Fagen has said the album was named for a Korean woman who married the brother of one of his high-school friends. The cover photo by Hideki Fujii features Japanese model and actress Sayoko Yamaguchi and was designed by Patricia Mitsui and Geoff Westen; inside photos were taken by Walter Becker and Dorothy A.

Who played lead guitar on Bodhisattva?

"Dias" is Denny Dias, who played the first guitar solo on the track; "Baxter the skunk" is Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, who played the second solo. Steely Dan used this song as the opener on their 1974 "SD slips into the UK" tour, which was their first tour of Britain.

What is Steely Dan Worth?

Walter Becker Net Worth as of 2019: $20 Million
Becker left behind a sizeable fortune estimated to be $20 million. He has been apart of rock 'n' roll since the early 1970s and continued to make music up until his death. In 2001, Steely Dan was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame.