Steely Dan will be awarded the prestigious Les Paul Award by theaward's namesake at the 17th Annual Technical Excellence &Creativity Awards, to be held September 22, at the Marriott Marquis inNew York City. Engineer Roy Halee will be inducted into the Hall ofFame.
Borrowing from jazz, traditional pop, blues and R&B, WalterBecker and Donald Fagen created a sophisticated, distinct sound withcompelling melodic hooks, multifaceted harmonies and a devotion tosonic perfection.
Roy Halee was a veteran staff engineer and producer forColumbia/CBS, whose credits include albums for Paul Simon, Blood, Sweat& Tears, The Byrds, Chaka Khan and many others. He was instrumentalin setting up Columbia's satellite studios on the West Coast.