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Counting Down to Headline Status: Steely Dan

Steven Rosen, Los Angeles Free Press, August 1973

ON SEPT. 2, Steely Dan perform their first concert as headliners, that status which lifts the working-class band from the ranks of the bourgeois and places it in the stead of the nobility groups. After only two albums, the quintet has risen from a third-on-the-bill opening band to a commercially structured rock and roll outfit responsible for several Top Ten records during the past year.

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