Founded in 1860, Bard College is a private liberal arts college. The campus overlooks the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains, and is within the Hudson River Historic District.

Fagen and¬†Becker’s time at Bard prompted them to write their song “My Old School” for Steely Dan.¬†Fagen wrote another Steely Dan song, “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number“, about novelist, artist and former Bard faculty member Rikki Ducornet who met Fagen at a college party where he gave her his phone number.

After a brief time as staff songwriters at ABC Records in Los Angeles, they went on to found Steely Dan.

Steely Dan Discography

1972 – Can’t Buy a Thrill
1973 – Countdown to Ecstasy
1974 – Pretzel Logic
1975 – Katy Lied
1976 – The Royal Scam
1977 – Aja
1980 – Gaucho
2000 – Two Against Nature
2003 – Everything Must Go

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