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Donald Fagen - 100% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 January 1948, Passaic, New Jersey, USA. A graduate of New York’s Bard College, Fagen joined fellow student Walter Becker in several temporary groups, including the Leather Canary and Bad Rock Group. The duo then forged a career as songwriters - their demos were later compiled on several exploitative releases - and spent several years backing Jay And The Americans. Ha Read more

The Doobie Brothers - 33% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This enduring act evolved from Pud, a San Jose-based trio formed in March 1970 by Tom Johnston (15 August 1948, Visalia, California, USA; guitar/vocals) and John Hartman (b. 18 March 1950, Falls Church, Virginia, USA; drums). Original bass player Greg Murphy was quickly replaced by Dave Shogren (b. San Francisco, California, USA, d. 2000, San Jose, California, USA). Patrick Read more

Boz Scaggs - 24% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Royce Scaggs, 8 June 1944, Canton, Ohio, USA. Scaggs was raised in Dallas, Texas, where he joined fellow guitarist Steve Miller in a high-school group, the Marksmen. The musicians maintained this partnership in the Ardells, a group they formed at the University of Wisconsin, but this early association ended when Scaggs returned to Texas. Boz then formed an R&B un Read more

Little Feat - 18% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The compact rock ‘n’ roll funk displayed by Little Feat put them out of step with other Californian rock bands of the early 70s. By combining elements of country, folk, blues, soul and boogie they unwittingly created a sound that became their own, and has to date never been replicated or bettered.The original line-up of the band in 1969 compris Read more

Todd Rundgren - 16% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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22 June 1948, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. One of rock’s eccentric talents, Rundgren began his career in local bar-band Woody’s Truck Stop, before forming the Nazz in 1967. This acclaimed quartet completed three albums of anglophile pop/rock before disintegrating in 1970. Rundgren sought solace as an engineer - his credits included Stage Fright by Read more

Blood, Sweat & Tears - 15% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The jazz/rock excursions made by Blood, Sweat And Tears offered a refreshing change to late 60s guitar-dominated rock music. The many impressive line-ups of the band comprised (among others) David Clayton-Thomas (David Thomsett, 13 September 1941, Surrey, England; vocals), Al Kooper (b. 5 February 1944, New York, USA; keyboards, vocals), Steve Katz (b. 9 May 1945, New York, Read more

Michael McDonald - 15% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 February 1952, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. McDonald has one of the most effortless and powerful voices in modern soul and rock. For a period in the 80s he also became a major, although not always completely consistent, hit songwriter.McDonald recorded an abortive solo session for Bell Records in the early 70s, but found greater fame as a guest vocali Read more

Chicago - 14% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, Chicago was a consistent hit-making group throughout the 70s and 80s. The band was initially called the Missing Links, next becoming the Big Thing and then, the same year, Chicago Transit Authority, at the suggestion of manager Jim Guercio. The original line-up was Terry Kath (31 January 1946, Chicago, USA, d. 23 January 1978; guitar Read more

Crosby, Stills & Nash - 14% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Crosby (14 August 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA), Stephen Stills (b. 3 January 1945, Dallas, Texas, USA) and Graham Nash (b. 2 February 1942, Blackpool, Lancashire, England) joined forces in 1969 after parting with their previous groups, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and the Hollies, respectively. Inevitably, they attracted considerable media attention as a  Read more

Steve Winwood - 14% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen Lawrence Winwood, 12 May 1948, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Steve and his older brother Muff Winwood were born into a family with parents who encouraged musical evenings at their home. Steve was playing guitar with Muff and their father in the Ron Atkinson Band at the age of eight, soon after he mastered drums and piano. The multi-talented Winwood first achieve Read more

Joe Jackson - 13% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 August 1954, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Having learned violin and piano as a teenager in Portsmouth, Jackson gained a place to study piano, percussion, composition and orchestration at London’s Royal Academy of Music. After leaving college in 1974 he joined the covers band Edward Bear. The line-up of Jackson, Mark Andrews (vocals) and Graham Maby (bas Read more

Stevie Wonder - 13% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Funk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Steveland Judkins, 13 May 1950, Saginaw, Michigan, USA. Born Judkins, Wonder now prefers to be known as Steveland Morris after his mother’s married name. He was born with rerolental fibroplasia, a disease of the eyes that affects prematurely born babies. This caused permanent blindness but despite this handicap, Wonder began to learn the piano at the age of seven, and h Read more

Traffic - 13% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1967, this stellar UK rock band comprised Steve Winwood (Stephen Lawrence Winwood, 12 May 1948, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; keyboards, guitar, bass, vocals), Chris Wood (b. Christopher Gordon Blandford Wood, 24 June 1944, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, d. 12 July 1983, Birmingham, England; saxophone/flute, ex-Locomotive), Jim Capaldi (b. Nicola James Ca Read more

Weather Report - 13% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Funk Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded by Joe Zawinul (Josef Erich Zawinul, 7 July 1932, Landstraße, Vienna, Austria, d. 11 September 2007, Vienna, Austria; keyboards) and Wayne Shorter (b. 25 August 1933, Newark, New Jersey, USA; reeds). The highly accomplished Weather Report was one of the groups credited with inventing jazz rock fusion music in the early 70s. The two founders had worked together Read more

Atlanta Rhythm Section - 12% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The cream of the studio musicians from Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the Atlanta Rhythm Section (actually from nearby Doraville, Georgia) came together in 1970 after working at a Roy Orbison recording session. Dean Daughtry (8 September 1946, Kinston, Alabama, USA; keyboards) and drummer Robert Nix had been members of Orbison’s backing group, the Candymen, and both Daughtry an Read more


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