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RIP Gerry Rafferty

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by D-3 Fan, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

  2. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP Gerry Raffery

    Hope in the afterlife, there are no clowns to the left of him, jokers to the right. RIP.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP Gerry Raffery

    Winding your way down on Baker Street
    Light in your head and dead on your feet

    aww, forget it...
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Re: RIP Gerry Raffery

    Damn damn damn. That really saddens me. "Baker Street" has always been among my five favorite songs ever (the Foo Fighters cover is almost better than the real thing) and I always liked the other Rafferty songs I heard on the radio. I got "City To City," which is the album that generated "Baker Street," for like $5 at the supermarket (!!) a couple years ago and it's outstanding. When my Mom was battling cancer, I found comfort in the song "Right Down The Line," which sounded as if it could have been written by my Dad for my Mom.

    I read Rafferty was a recluse (had no idea about his sad past and losing battle with alcoholism) but always held out hope he'd tour America and I'd get to see him perform these classic songs. I'll definitely fire up "City To City" tonight. RIP.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    RIP, Gerry Rafferty

    Best known for "Baker Street" and "Stuck in the Middle With You" (in Stealer's Wheel). Dead at 63:

  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: RIP, Gerry Rafferty

    Baker Street had one of the best Saxophone solos in it ever. RIP...
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP, Gerry Rafferty

    Winding your way down DB Street...

  8. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Re: RIP, Gerry Rafferty

    We'll merge them, though Gerry probably deserves two threads!
  9. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    Re: RIP, Gerry Rafferty

    Right down the line ... RIP to an underrated singer.
  10. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    Heaven must have needed a soundtrack to an ear-slicing.
  11. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    RIP. Talented guy.

    If anything the obits I've seen soft-pedal his alcoholism. Dude made Keith Richards look Mormon. A few years ago he disappeared on his way to rehab and was missing for months. He was widely presumed dead. That's the last I had heard about him before today. I'm glad he turned up and was able to live out his days at home, at least.

  12. bigbadeagle

    bigbadeagle Member

    Home and Dry is another great song.
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