One of the greats left us today, Mr Gerry Rafferty. Many of you will not know the name, but you certainly know the music….he was 63.
He was an amazing talent with lots-o-issues. On the one hand, he was prone to smashing cases of fine wine while on a bender, on the other, the man could write and sing better than most of his contemporaries.
Here are a couple of songs from different parts of his career.
First up, from the Steelers Wheel years, Stuck in the middle with you:
Next, from his solo days, Baker Street, one of the most haunting songs ever written:
Perhaps, as the song says, he has finally decided to settle down.
Godspeed Gerry, you will be missed.