Walter Becker, co-founder of the powerful jazz-rock group Steely Dan, died on Sunday at age 67, according to his site, which failed to disclose the reason for death. Becker, who played lead guitar, formed Steely Dan with Donald Fagen, its keyboardist and lead vocalist. In its heyday in the 1970s, the group scored hits with… Read More

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By Heidi Parker For With no new wide releases, Hollywood basically took the Labor Day weekend off. This holiday is expected to be the lowest-earning summer movie going season since 2006 – the last time the industry saw a sub-$4 billion summer. The numbers may even be as low as the box office for… Read More

Walter Becker, the guitarist, bassist and also co-founder of this stone duo Steely Dan, among the most daring and successful bands of the 1970s and early ’80s, expired on Sunday. He was 67. His departure was first announced on his official site, which gave no additional information. He dwelt in Maui, Hawaii. Mr. Becker had… Read More