18 August 2010

R is for Gerry Rafferty

"This city desert makes you feel so cold
It's got so many people but it's got no soul
And it's taken you so long to find out you were wrong
When you thought it held everything."

Gerry Rafferty is a Scottish singer and songwriter, the son of a Scottish mother and an Irish father. Best known for 'Baker Street', a song which is often on my playlist, there are other songs which are worth seeking out, like 'Get It Right Next Time'. He has performed as part of The Humblebums and Stealer's Wheel. Rafferty also co-produced The Proclaimers' first UK hit single, "Letter From America", in 1987 with Hugh Murphy.

1 comment:

Colin Machan said...

Sadly, Gerry Rafferty passed away on the 4th January 2011, aged 63. Thanks for the music.