Steely Dan has left an unmistakeable mark on rock and roll and popular music since the New York-based group began releasing hits in the early '70s.
Co-founded by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker at New York's Bard College in 1972, Steely Dan built a career on a relentless stream of pristine out-of-the-box rock albums that were stuffed with hooks and drenched in sophisticated jazz and R&B influences.
So after losing Becker this past Sunday at age 67, we're compelled to emphasize the band's connection to New York City.
Not only did Becker Queens, then Westchester County and then Manhattan, and Fagen a dozen or so miles away in Bergen County, NJ, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers were once included in a celebration of all things radio, New York and rock and roll.
On October 29, 2015, the Empire State Building celebrated the 50th anniversary of it's Master FM Antenna, which sits atop the skyscraper, with a light show set to none other than Steely Dan's 1978 hit song, "FM (No Static at All)."
Check out video of the celebration above. RIP, Walter.