Donald Fagen celebrates his 70th birthday today so let’s take a closer look at “Do It Again” the first Steely Dan song they actually heard on the radio, which Donald Fagen says was “definitely a mindblower.” From, Can’t Buy a Thrill, 1972 the track peaked at number-six on the Billboard Hot 100.

Technically, “Do It Again” wasn’t Steely Dan’s first single and Donald Fagen reflects on hearing “Do It Again,”on the radio for the first time and says, “We were making albums more quickly then, so it was maybe four months after we had recorded it. We heard it on the radio in Los Angeles where we were living, driving down the freeway there. And it was definitely a mindblower to hear something that you’d actually created playing on the radio.”

SOURCE: Download