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RIP Gerry Rafferty

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by vta, Jan 5, 2011.

  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...

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    “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.”

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  2. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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


    RIP

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