Gerry Rafferty Dies
Gerry Rafferty, most famous for his 1978 hit Baker Street, has died at the age of 63.
The Scottish singer, who has been ill for some while, first got attention when he started Stealers Wheel in 1972. Their self-titled, debut album included the iconic Stuck In The Middle With You, so memorably used in the 1992 film Reservoir Dogs.
After Stealers Wheel split up in 1975, Rafferty went solo and his first album, City To City, sold over five million copies, on the back of the success of Baker Street; it costs just £18,000 to record.
He had further success with the next album, 1979’s Night Owl, but after this his profile began to decline. An appearance on the soundtrack for the 1983 movie Local Hero apart, he had little success in recent years, although he did produce The Proclaimers’ 1987 hit Letter From America.