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Steely Dan books Sept. 4 Tulsa date

George Lang Modified: April 15, 2013 at 1:55 pm •  Published: April 15, 2013

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Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. April 26 for a Tulsa performance by Steely Dan, the groundbreaking jazz-rock studio duo responsible for hits such as “Peg,” “Deacon Blues” and “Hey Nineteen.” The concert will be held Sept. 4 at the Brady Theater, 105 W Brady.

After meeting at New York’s Bard College in 1967, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker played in college bands featuring Chevy Chase on drums, after which they tried their hands as professional songwriters at New York City’s famed Brill Building. After Barbra Streisand recorded one of their songs, Becker and Fagen became on-staff songwriters at ABC Records, but their songs generally did not mesh well with other artists, and the duo were encouraged to start their own band.

Steely Dan enjoyed a massive run of success in the 1970s beginning with 1972’s “Can’t Buy a Thrill,” featuring “Reeling in the Years” and “Do It Again.” Becker and Fagen soon gave up touring to focus on studio work as their music became jazzier and more refined on albums such as “Katy Lied,” “The Royal Scam” and “Aja.” The duo broke up after 1980’s “Gaucho,” with both members recording well-received solo albums.

The group returned to live performance in the 1990s and recorded two more studio albums, 2000’s Grammy winner “Two Against Nature” and 2003’s “Everything Must Go.” Last year, Fagen released a new solo album, “Sunken Condos.”

Tickets will be available at (866) 977-6849 or at www.protixonline.com.

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