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R.I.P. Gerry Rafferty
#333520 01/05/11 05:52 PM
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Gerry Rafferty dead at 63

I don't know if anyone can find many who grew up in the 70's who didn't like this man's music, certainly one of the iconic musicians of that time period. I know his music sure taps into my Army days memory bank whenever I hear it, good stuff.

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And with Stealers Wheel ... 'Stuck In The Middle With You'




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RickF #333522 01/05/11 05:56 PM
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I still enjoy Baker Street whenever I hear it. R.I.P.

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I heard about his passing earlier this morning. He had some great tunes and a unique sound. RIP, Gerry.


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He had some great tunes, RIP Gerry.


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RickF #333530 01/05/11 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted By: RickF
Gerry Rafferty dead at 63

I don't know if anyone can find many who grew up in the 70's who didn't like this man's music, certainly one of the iconic musicians of that time period. I know his music sure taps into my Army days memory bank whenever I hear it, good stuff.

'Baker Street'

'Right Down The Line'

And with Stealers Wheel ... 'Stuck In The Middle With You'



As we have seen all too often, a significant number of these entertainers from the 60s and 70s and even before, tend to not live very long or die quite prematurely, in this case, early sixties for Rafferty. There have been others recently, as well, (names escape me for the moment).

"Burning the candle at both ends"(drugs and alcohol along with related premature health issues), and often sometimes abrupt end to careers and not preparing for the future is too much to handle for many of this group. They thought the fame and money was going to last forever.

Very sad.

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I love the Foo Fighters' version of "Baker Street".


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Lot's of great tunes.

R.I.P. Gerry.


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R.I.P. Gerry, your music is your legacy.


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