Steely Dan's comeback LP, Two Against Nature, wins four Grammy Awards
Releases solo debut album, The Nightfly
Forms Steely Dan with Walter Becker
Fagen briefly wrote for Premiere magazine in the 1980s, and published Eminent Hipsters, a collection of essays and autobiographical material, in 2013.
Fagen has received honorary degrees from both Bard College in 1984 and Berklee College of Music in 2001.
Fagen has played synths on Poco's Indian Summer, Rickie Lee Jones' Pirates, and Martha Wainwright's I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too, and written tracks for The Yellowjackets, Rosie Vela, Greg Phillinganes and Jennifer Warnes.