Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street (UK)

With the death of Raphael Ravenscroft [clicky] it seemed an opportune moment to put this up... only my favourite song of all time.....



He's gone, but he's also left an amazing legacy..!

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  1. Always evokes good memories of working in London

    ps haven't forgotten your Napoleonic query

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    1. Hi Will... sixth form common room for me... :o) This and Wuthering Heights seems to define the whole period for me.. and interested in your response to that rules query

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  2. Reminds me of my schooldays. They don't make them like this anymore!

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    1. Matt - me too - Tuesday lunch times waiting for the top 20 to be announced on Radio 1... happy days.. I wonder if they really don't make them like this any more.. would make a good post!

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  3. That song was a big part of my high school senior year. Pity he didn't make more than beer money for that solo, but it sounds like it set him up for a good career. I loved the bit about how Ravenscroft hated the song because he thought he sounded flat and it irritated him. RIP.

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    1. Hi Michael - me too - what an amazing legacy that it seems to mark a significant point in so many peoples lives... both him and Gerry Rafferty... B.t.w, what made me laugh was that having paid him £27, the cheque then bounced! :o))

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