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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 - 40% 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 - 25% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Blues 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

Michael McDonald - 20% 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

Little Feat - 17% 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

Chicago - 15% 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 - 15% 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

Hall & Oates - 15% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Like 60s predecessors the Righteous Brothers (and their inferior 90s successor Michael Bolton), Hall And Oates decade-spanning string of hit singles was proof of the perennial appeal of white soul singing. The duo achieved their success through the slick combination of Hall’s falsetto and Oates’ warm baritone. A student at Temple University, Daryl Hall (Daryl Frank Read more

Steve Winwood - 15% 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

Ambrosia - 14% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From Los Angeles, California, USA, Ambrosia was formed in 1970 by David Pack (15 July 1952, Huntington Park, California, USA; vocals/guitar), Joe Puerta (b. 2 July 1951; vocals/bass), Burleigh Drummond (drums) and Christopher North (keyboards). Beginning with a lightweight AOR sound, Ambrosia’s albums steadily improved over time as they toughened up their music. They en Read more

Atlanta Rhythm Section - 14% 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

Blood, Sweat & Tears - 13% 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

Jackson Browne - 13% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clyde Jackson Browne, 9 October 1948, Heidelberg, Germany, but raised in Los Angeles, California, USA, from the age of three. Browne was introduced to folk music while in his teens and began writing songs at the instigation of two high school friends, Greg Copeland and Steve Noonan. The youngsters frequented the Paradox club, a favoured haunt of traditional musicians, where Read more

Larry Carlton - 13% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 March 1948, Torrance, California, USA. Often cited as the ‘guitarist’s guitarist’, Carlton has courted rock, jazz and acoustic new age with considerable success. The former member of the Crusaders carved a career during the 70s as a sought-after session musician. His profile improved following some outstanding, fluid playing over a number of years with Stee Read more


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