Walter Becker Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Walter Becker Biography
  • Name: Walter Becker
  • Age at Death: 67 years old
  • Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
  • Occupation: Guitarist
  • Net Worth: US $17 Million
  • Status: Deceased

Walter Becker was an American guitarist, bassist, songwriter and music producer. He was the co-founder of the jazz rock band Steely Dan. They’re known for albums like Aja (1977) and Two Against Nature (2000). His solo discography include 11 Tracks of Whack (1994) and Circus Money (2008). Walter Carl Becker was born on February 20, 1950 in Queens, New York. His parents separated when he was very young. He was raised by his father and grandmother. Becker spent his early years in Queens before moving to Scarsdale in Westchester County. He attended Stuyvesant High School followed by Bard College.

Becker received guitar lessons from blues guitarist Randy Wolfe. Prior to that he mostly played the saxophone. He met future music partner Donald Fagen while attending Bard College. The two formed and performed in early bands like the Leather Canary. They moved to Brooklyn, New York, in 1969 to pursue work as songwriters. The duo moved to California two years later and formed the band Steely Dan. The band’s original members included Denny Dias, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, and Jim Hodder. Becker served as songwriter, guitarist and bassist for Steely Dan. They released 9 studio albums and 2 Live Albums from 1972 to 2003. Their best selling album ‘Aja’ was released in September 1977 by ABC Records. It sold millions of copies and was certified 2x Platinum in the United States and Canada. Other albums include Can’t Buy a Thrill (1972), Pretzel Logic (1974), The Royal Scam (1976) and Everything Must Go (2003). Their 8th album, Two Against Nature (2000), won 4 Grammy Awards including one for Album of the Year.

Becker focused primarily on music production from 1981 to 1993. He produced albums for the likes of Rickie Lee Jones, Fra Lippo Lippi, Michael Franks and China Crisis. Becker’s solo studio album, 11 Tracks of Whack, was released in September 1994. It was co-produced by his longtime friend Donald Fagen. His second solo album, Circus Money, was released in June 2008. Becker was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 as a member of Steely Dan. He was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Walter Becker died on September 3, 2017 at the age of 67. No official cause of death was given. He was married to yoga teacher ‘Elinor’. They had two children, a son Kawai and an adopted daughter Sa. Their marriage ended in divorce in the late 1990s. Becker was about 6ft tall and he was of German descent. His net worth was estimated at $17 million prior to his death.

Walter Becker Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Walter Becker Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Walter Carl Becker
  • Birthday: February 20, 1950
  • Place of Birth: Queens, New York, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • How Tall : Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
  • Occupation: Guitarist, Songwriter, Record Producer
  • Years Active: 1969-2017
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $17 Million
  • Marriage(s): Elinor
  • Death-O-Meter: Dead
  • Died: September 3, 2017
  • Cause of Death: Not Discloed
  • Place of Death: Maui, Hawaii, U.S.

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