Walter Becker — guitarist, composer, prankster, cynic and co-founder with Donald Fagen of the group Steely Dan — has died at age 67. No cause of death was announced, but Fagen …..
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The famed Indian sitar player has died in San Diego at age 92.
That hair! Those crushed velvet pants! That Bill Cosby moustache! Yes, it’s Steely Dan on The Midnight Special in 1973.
Speaking of Dr. Wu: Turns out that one guy — Phil Woods — played the alto sax solos on “Dr. Wu” and on Billy Joel’s tune “Just the Way You Are.””Wu” was 1975, “JTWYA” was 1977. (Woods comments on the latter here.)
Dr. Chu brings certain assets that none of his peers or predecessors have had: a Nobel Prize, a YouTube following (for his lectures on climate change) and an unofficial theme song (“Dr. Wu” by Steely Dan). He is a major celebrity in Taiwan, where scientific achievement is rewarded with rock star status. From a NY Times profile of Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu.