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Gerry Rafferty, RIP

Posted by Billyjam, January 4, 2011 01:37pm | Post a Comment

Gerry Rafferty
Scottish born pop/rock singer and songwriter Gerry Rafferty died today (January 4th) following a long illness triggered by a kidney failure. He was 63 and best known for his 1978 international mega hit "Baker Street" (video above) from his album City To City, as well as for the 1972 hit "Stuck in the Middle" (video below) by Stealers Wheel, the folk-rock band he formed with childhood Joe Egan. The band was considered, in the early seventies, to be a UK version of CSNY and their biggest hit ("Stuck") was a staple on AOR radio for many years, its popularity further fueled thanks to Quentin Tarantino's use of it in his movie Reservoir Dogs. In all Rafferty released a total of nine solo albums, his last one being 2000's Life Goes On.

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