Walter Becker (birth name: Walter Carl Becker) was born on February 20, 1950, in Queens, and passed away on September 3, 2017, in Manhattan. He held citizenship in the United States. Becker had a diverse career, working as a guitarist, songwriter, jazz guitarist, record producer, and composer. He was known for his work in the genres of rock music, crossover jazz, and jazz rock.
Becker received his education at Bard College and Stuyvesant High School. Throughout his lifetime, he was recognized as a person who made significant contributions to the music industry.