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The seeds of this much-respected US band were sewn at New Yorks Bard College where founder members Donald Fagen (10 January 1948, Passaic, New Jersey, USA; keyboards/vocals) and Walter Becker (b. 20 February 1950, Queens, New York City, New York, USA; bass/vocals) were students in the late 60s. They subsequently forged a songwriting team and their many demos were later collected on several exploitative compilations. Formative versions of Brooklyn, Barry Town and Parkers Band - each of which were re-recorded on official Steely Dan releases - were recorded during this period. The duo also enjoyed a contemporaneous association with pop/harmony act Jay And The Americans, for which they adopted the pseudonyms Gus Marker and Tristan Fabriani. Becker and Fagen appeared on the bands last US Top 20 hit, Walkin In The Rain (1969) and the album Wax Museum, and accompanied the unit on tour. Vocalist Kenny...