50 years ago today, The Kinks released their album "The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society". Upon listening to the album this morning, it dawned on me that the second track on the album, "Do you Remember Walter?" would be a great song for Donald Fagen and the Steely Dan band to cover, as a tribute to Walter Becker. Yes, I know the style of the tune doesn't exactly sound 'Steely Dan-esque', but still, I think Donald could pull it off. And, the lyrics would be perfectly appropriate:
"Walter, remember when the world was young and all the girls knew Walter's name?
Walter, isn't it a shame the way our little world has changed.
Do you remember Walter playing cricket in the thunder and the rain?
Do you remember Walter smoking cigarettes behind your garden gate?
Yes, Walter was my mate.
But Walter, my old friend, where are you now?"