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Steely Dan’s Unique Sound Delights Millions
Steely Dan is one of the most well-known and respected names to come from the 1970s that is still active and touring the world. They were formed in 1972, and despite having a huge number of additional musicians working with the band, two members have been consistent over the years. These include the founding members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. The band was elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 2001, and tickets to Steely Dan are still some of the most heavily sought out items in the world of music.
Although the group broke up in the early 1980s, they reunited in 1993 and have been touring almost constantly since then. Their old-school rock sound, combined with jazz overtones, have made them kind of a rock and roll antihero, as Rolling Stone magazine once put it. They have only recorded a handful of albums for a band with such longevity, and since 1993, they’ve only put out two. However, they’ve sold around 40 million albums worldwide, and they have received a number of awards and accolades for their musical prowess. One of their most notable awards is a Grammy for Album of the Year.
The band has recorded several hit songs, including “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number,” and “Jazzman.” Over the years, these have really never left rotation on radio stations, and although they are now considered Classic Rock, they are still played on a daily basis in many market areas. This is a strong testament to the huge influence that this band has had.
The cool thing about Steely Dan is that they have such an eccentric and one of a kind sound. They take a lot of influence from rock, of course, but they are also heavily influenced by jazz, blues, and R&B. The band is still touring today, and tickets to Steely Dan might be more popular than they were 40 years ago. If you’ve never seen this band play before, catching one of their shows is likely to be one of the most enjoyable experiences you ever have at a concert.