Walter Becker was one of the main songwriters and musicians of the jazz fusion band Steely Dan. Along with keyboardist and
vocalist Donald Fagen, Becker co-wrote all of Steely Dan's songs, as well as providing bass and, in later albums, guitar. Becker's
crippling drug problem eventually led to then end of Steely Dan in 1981, and he spent most of the '80s and '90s producing
records. Steely Dan reformed in 1993, and they have been doing sporadic touring ever since.