STEELY DAN’S WALTER BECKER GETS HIS OWN STREET

On Sunday Steely Dan’s late-co-founder Walter Becker, who died of cancer last September at age 67, had a corner named after him in his native Queens. The corner of 112th Street and 72nd Drive in the Forest Hills section of the borough where he grew up is now co-named “Walter Becker Way.” Becker’s widow Delia said in the press release announcing the event: “Walter’s fans have decades of experience holding ‘Danfests’ throughout the country and they always find innovative and eclectic ways of celebrating. It will undoubtedly be a fun and free gathering to honor and commemorate Walter as only they can!” The event’s keynote speaker was screenwriter Howard A. Rodman, who met Becker in the neighborhood when they were both ten and remained his lifelong friend.”

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