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Yeah this is very sad.
City to City and Night Owl were really really underrated albums, and unfortunately his death will go relatively unnoticed.
in music history.
"The Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, who has died aged 63 after a long illness, wrote the multimillion-selling hit Baker Street, which more than 30 years after its 1978 release still netted him an annual £80,000."
If true, that's fucking incredible.
It reminds me of Jimmy Webb being asked what his hit McArthur Park meant. His response was 'it means I'll never have to work again'.
My dad's only claim to fame was supporting the Humblebum's in a bar in Dundee once.
in a random coincidence i found baker street on 7" for 20p in a local chairty shop at lunchtime today.