Rikki Don’t Lose That Number – Steely Dan (1979)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Rikki Don’t Lose That Number by Steely Dan. The record was released in 1979, on the ABC record label and has been reworked into the  silhouette of a vintage telephone of the type used when this record was released.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Steely Dan, telephone communications or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Rikki Don’t Lose That Number
Media Artist/s: Steely Dan
Record Label: ABC
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Rock /Jazz Rock

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Additional information about this, Steely Dan vinyl art.

Steely Dan – The Artist

Steely Dan is an American rock band founded in 1972 by core members Walter Becker (guitars, bass, backing vocals) and Donald Fagen (keyboards, lead vocals). Blending rock, jazz, traditional pop, R&B, and sophisticated studio production with cryptic and ironic lyrics, the band enjoyed critical and commercial success starting from the early 1970s until breaking up in 1981. Throughout their career, the duo recorded with a revolving cast of session musicians, and in 1974 retired from live performances to become a studio-only band.

Rikki Don’t Lose That Number – The Song

“Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” is a single released in 1974 by rock/jazz rock group Steely Dan and the opening track of their third album Pretzel Logic. It was the most successful single of the group’s career. The song features Jim Gordon on drums, as does the bulk of the Pretzel Logic album. The guitar solo is by Jeff “Skunk” Baxter who would soon go on to join The Doobie Brothers. The songs lyrics have been misinterpreted over the years but Donald Fagen revealed that the “Rikki” in question was simply a woman he’d had a crush on in college and the song was a straightforward lost-love song.

A Vintage Telephone – The Shape

This 7″ record has been modelled into a vintage telephone, of the style that was used at the time of this records release. It had base unit with a rotary dial for dialling the numbers and a separate handset, connected by a wire, for listening and talking.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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