The L.A. Times, Sunday, December 29, 1997
POP EYE YEAR IN REVIEW
By STEVE HOCHMAN
he Hall Ball of Wax: Steely Dan founders Donald Fagen and Walter Becker turned the group's new eligibility for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame into an internet art project, posting on their Web site a series of letters mocking the absence at the January inductions of both Neil Young (who was to be inducted as a member of the Buffalo Springfield) and Joni Mitchell and suggesting that the duo should find a "love child" as Mitchell had last year. Along the way, Becker and Fagen also raised the issue of just who should be inducted as members of Steely Dan, which in its later years was the two and their hand-picked studio musicians.
The Hall of Fame nominating committee rendered the whole matter moot by not even putting the Dan on the ballot this year.
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