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"Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)" is the eighth track of Steely Dan's debut album Can't Buy A Thrill. It is the second song on the album to feature David Palmer on lead vocals.
"Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)" was first performed sometime in 1972 and was played from then up until 1974. David Palmer is presumed to have sung lead on the track from 1972 all the way up to his departure from the band in mid 1973. The track did not return until late April of 1974, where it replaced "Any Major Dude Will Tell You" in setlists. This version featured Royce Jones on lead vocals. The track was last performed sometime in early July of 1974, and the track would not be played again for 45 years.
In late 2019, it was teased that a track not played since 1974 would be played at a Beacon Theatre show on the 18th of October. This track would turn out to be "Brooklyn", with Connor Kennedy on lead vocals. As this was a one-off performance, it is unlikely the track will be played again.
First performance: [Unknown, sometime in 1972]
Latest performance: October 18, 2019: Beacon Theatre, New York City, New York, US
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