RIP Gerry Rafferty

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  1. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    I liked this guys stuff, though he is better known for this than his own solo work...


    “Baker Street” is easily the song most associated with Gerry Rafferty, who has died at the age of 63 after a long illness. Yet there was far more to the singer-songwriter than that sax-driven radio staple. In Rafferty’s long, if still sadly truncated career, he progressed from the U.K. folk circuit to worldwide rock fame. He also accrued a range of celebrity fans from Quentin Tarantino to the “Baker Street”-covering Foo Fighters.

    Rafferty was born in Paisley, Scotland, on April 16, 1947. His father was a miner and a heavy drinker who had a habit of becoming violent when he returned from the pub. “There were lots of unhappy times spawned from that when I was a kid,” he later recalled. “His life was not great, his vision of the world was extremely narrow. It was an incredibly hard life.”

  2. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Well another crazy day
    You'll drink the night away
    And forget about everything...


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