STEELY DAN Biography - Musicians


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Name: Steely Dan                                                                     
Origin: Annandale-on-Hudson, New York                                               
Steely Dan is a Grammy-Award winning American jazz fusion band centered on core     
members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. The band's peak of popularity was in the     
1970s, when it released six albums that blended elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B,   
and pop. Their music is characterized by complex jazz-influenced structures and     
harmonies, literate and sometimes obscure or ambiguous lyrics filled with dark       
sarcasm, and their adroit musicianship and studio perfectionism.                     
The group toured from 1972 to 1974, but in 1975 became a purely studio-based act.   
They disbanded in 1981, but have since reunited. They had two reunion tours in       
the summers of 1993 and 1994 and new studio releases in 2000 Two Against Nature     
and follow-up, 2003's Everything Must Go, with accompanying tours. They have         
sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.