God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll

R.I.P. Gerry Rafferty

The Scottish singer-songwriter has died at the age of 63 after suffering from a long illness. A cause of death wasn't given. Gerry Rafferty will be best remembered for two tracks from the 1970s: the saxophone-fueled "Baker Street" and "Stuck in the Middle With You," which he recorded while in the band Stealers Wheel.

"Baker Street" has always been one of my favorites, which is funny when you realize that I had no idea who did the song for a long time. It was one of those songs that got played on the radio constantly, but I never heard a DJ say who it was. it was crazy. Then, one night, I was sitting in a Schlotzsky's Deli with syrinakintari, eating a pastrami Reuben on dark rye, when it came on the radio. I lamented aloud at still not knowing who it was (it was late and we were the only ones in there). Not long after the song was over, I hear someone from the counter call out to me, and tell me that they just called the station and that it was by Gerry Rafferty; now THAT'S service for ya. Next door was a huge music store, and i dropped my sandwich and went for it, leaving Emily sitting there, giggling. By the time she finished and came over with the remains of my dinner, I had found Rafferty's City to City album.
Tags: r.i.p.

  • (no subject)

    Jim Jeffries On Why Other Countries Think US Gun Laws Are Crazy Pretty well sums it all up, as far as I'm concerned.

  • I Gotcher Free Inhabitant Status Right Here, Swingin'

    Holy cats...I've only just become aware of this "free inhabitant / article 4" bullshit. Watching some of the videos of these wingnuts is comedy gold,…

  • (no subject)

    First Biofluorescent Reptile Ever Discovered - Short article and links to further info. Biofluorescence is far from unknown, but we've never seen…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded