GERRY RAFFERTY was a Scottish singer-songwriter known for his solo hits "Baker Street", "Right Down The Line" and "Night Owl", as well as "Stuck in the Middle With You" and "Everything Will Turn Out Fine" recorded with the band ‘Stealers Wheel’.
GERRY RAFFERTY was born into a working-class family in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. His mother taught him both Irish and Scottish folk songs as a boy; later, he was influenced by the music of ‘The Beatles’ and Bob Dylan. He joined the folk-pop group ‘The Humblebums’ in 1969. After they disbanded in 1971, he recorded his first solo album "Can I Have My Money Back? " He and Joe Egan formed the group ‘Stealers Wheel’ in 1972 and produced several hits, most notably "Stuck in the Middle With You" and "Everything Will Turn Out Fine". In 1978, he recorded his second solo album "City To City" which included "Baker Street", his most popular song.
Sadly, GERRY RAFFERTY died of liver failure on 4th January 2011, at the age of 63 !
REST IN PEACE !
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN !