Produced by longtime collaborator Gary Katz, the album went on to be the band’s most successful, and their first platinum disc.
An appreciation of Walter Becker, who with Donald Fagen formed the nucleus of the unique creative presence of Steely Dan, and who died on 3 September 2017.
Few recording outfits have created an ambience of such refinement and individual style as the outfit founded by Donald Fagen and the late Walter Becker.
The day the rock sophisticates hit the Hot 100 with the story of a crooked speculator.
The song typified Steely Dan's move towards an ever-jazzier sound, and added the distinctive voice of a frequent collaborator.
A ceremony included the dedication of a street in the Forest Hills neighbourhood of Queens, New York where Becker grew up.
The newly-coined Walter Becker Way in Queens is set to be unveiled late in October.
Steely Dan have announced a series of full album New York City shows during which they will perform classic LPs including 'Aja', 'Gaucho' in their entirety.
Walter Becker, the guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the much-acclaimed band Steely Dan has died aged 67, though no details have been provided as yet
'Pretzel Logic' became their first US top ten album, propelled by the biggest hit single of their career, 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number.'