Steely Dan is an American jazz rock/rock band consisting of core members Donald
Fagen and Walter Becker. The band's popularity peaked in the late 1970s, with the
release of seven albums blending elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and pop. Rolling
Stone has called them "the perfect musical antiheroes for the Seventies."
The band's music is characterized by complex jazz-influenced structures and
harmonies played by Becker and Fagen along with a revolving cast of rock and pop
studio musicians. They have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and were
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2001.