Steely Dan are an American jazz rock band whose music blends elements of funk, R&B and pop. Founded by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen in 1972 in New York, the band enjoyed great critical and commercial success in the late 1970s and early 1980s before breaking up in 1981. Rolling Stone has called them “the perfect musical antiheroes for the Seventies”. Steely Dan reunited in 1993 and have toured ever since. Recorded with a revolving cast of session musicians, Steely Dan’s music is characterized by complex jazz-influenced structures and harmonies. The duo are also known for their perfectionism in the recording studio. Over the year they took to record Gaucho (1980), an album of just seven songs, Becker and Fagen hired at least 42 studio musicians and 11 engineers. Steely Dan toured from 1972 to 1974 before retiring from live performances becoming a studio only band. After the group disbanded in 1981, Becker and Fagen were less active for most of the next decade, though a cult following remained devoted to the group. Since reuniting in 1993 Steely Dan have released two albums of new material, the first of which, Two Against Nature, earned a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. They have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2001. In a VH1 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, Steely Dan were listed at No 82.
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