Friday, August 20, 2010
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
Did The Ark yesterday at Gröna Lund in Sweden, so as we do Tune of the Day
mostly from gigs that we work on....hm..I found one video but..my inner me
just screamed NOOOO, I cant, there are limitations, I have limitations.
The Ark is absolutely not my kind of band.
Then I scrolled down on the same page there were songs that was named
The ark etc. then I saw a name i havent seen since youth..
His most famous song Baker Street, damn I loved it and I still do.
So who is this Gerry well he is a Scottish singer and songwriter.
In 1972, Rafferty and his old school friend Joe Egan formed Stealers Wheel, a group which was beset by legal wranglings, but did have a huge hit "Stuck in the Middle With You" (made famous for a new generation in the movie Reservoir Dogs) and the smaller top 40 hit "Star" ten months later. The duo disbanded in 1975.
In 1966 Gerry and Joe had released a single, "Benjamin Day" / "There's Nobody Here", as members of The Fifth Column.
In 1978, Gerry Rafferty cut a solo album, City to City, which included the song with which he remains most identified, "Baker Street". The single reached No. 3 in the UK and No. 2 in the U.S. The album sold over 5.5 million copies, toppling the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack in the U.S. on 8 July 1978.
Even today, "Baker Street", which features a "glistening"
saxophone solo by Raphael Ravenscroft, remains a mainstay of soft-rock radio airplay
He did 9 studio albums and 5 compilations.
Latest in 2009
There are some more info on this guy at this link
Lady and Gents, Mr Rafferty!
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