Tuesday, 4 January 2011
R.I.P. GERRY RAFFERTY (1947-2011)
We pay our respects to a legend today, Gerry Rafferty passed away peacefully at his home after a long battle with illness. He was 63. The Scottish singer/songwriter made some iconic music, most notably the anthem 'Baker Street' about busking in the London Underground. He also made the classic, upbeat 'Stuck in the Middle with You' with his band Stealers Wheel. The songs iconic status was furthered by Quentin Tarantino's classic movie 'Reservoir Dog's. With legendary comedian Billy Connolly, Rafferty also formed the Humblebums, a group they toured at the beginning of their careers. Gerry Raffery's music will live on forever from Baker Street to every radio station. Time to honor him in London. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. TIM DAVID HARVEY.