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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

Doobie Brothers - 35% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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The Doobie Brothers - 35% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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 - 27% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock 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

Todd Rundgren - 25% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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 - 21% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

Little Feat - 21% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock 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

Blood, Sweat & Tears - 20% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

10cc - 18% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The formation of 10cc in 1970 represented the birth of a Manchester, England-based supergroup. The line-up - Eric Stewart (20 January 1945, Manchester, England; vocals/guitar), Lol Creme (b. Lawrence Creme, 19 September 1947, Manchester, England; vocals/guitar), Kevin Godley (b. 7 October 1945, Manchester, England; vocals/drums) and Graham Gouldman (b. 10 May 1946, Mancheste Read more

James Taylor - 18% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 March 1948, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA. The embodiment of the American singer-songwriter in the late 60s and early 70s was the frail and troubled James Taylor. He was born into a wealthy family. His mother was a classically trained soprano and encouraged James and his siblings, including future recording artists Livingston Taylor (b. 21 November 1950, Boston, Massachuset Read more

Joe Walsh - 17% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Fidler Walsh, 20 November 1947, Wichita, Kansas, USA. Guitar hero Walsh started his long and varied career in 1965 with the G-Clefs. Following a spell with local band the Measles, he found major success when he joined the James Gang in 1969. Walsh’s growling, early heavy metal guitar technique was not unlike that of Jeff Beck’s, and the Walsh sound had much Read more

Miller Band - 17% match to Steely Dan

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The Eagles - 17% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1971, this highly successful country/rock unit was formed by musicians drawn from singer Linda Ronstadt’s backing group. Of the original quartet, Bernie Leadon (Bernard Leadon, 19 July 1947, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; guitar/vocals) boasted the most prodigious pedigree, having embraced traditional country music with the Scott Read more

Traffic - 17% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

America - 16% match to Steely Dan

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s
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