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Denny Dias (born December 1946 in Philadelphia) is an American guitarist, most known for being a founding member of Steely Dan.

Dias was working with his own band out of his basement in Hicksville, Long Island when he placed an ad in "The Village Voice" that read: "Looking for keyboardist and bassist. Must have jazz chops! Assholes need not apply". It was in this way that Donald Fagen and Walter Becker met Dias. They joined his band and immediately began… read more

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  • Avatar for MarkHenryC
    Well I've only just confirmed for myself that Dias was the guitarist on Steely Dan's "Your Gold Teeth" on their "Countdown To Ecstasy". One of the best solos I've heard anywhere by anybody. If you play or like guitar, please listen to the track. Most likely you'll then want to hear the rest of his stuff. Incredibly lyrical with great texture and really interesting notes. Fagan's keyboard intro proceeding it ain't half bad either.

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