Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Gerry Rafferty: 16 April 1947 – 4 January 2011

If there was one song that has been a constant presence in my music collection, and has consistently been my number one favourite record of all time (and we were discussing it over Christmas lunch just a couple of weeks ago), it would have to be "Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty.

Very sad to wake up this morning then, and find that the Gerry passed away yesterday at the far too early age of just 63.

He left an enormous legacy; that whole "City to City" album that "Baker Street" came from is excellent ("Right Down the Line", and "City to City" the title song are outstanding..), there were a clutch of other albums, his time with "Steelers Wheel" gave us the brilliant "Stuck in the Middle with You". I hope he rests easily, but many, many, thanks for the best song ever....

2 comments:

  1. Yes Steve,

    The man made some great music and will be missed.

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  2. He will be missed. Not my favourite song but as you said he was responsible for some of the all time classics.

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