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Gerry Rafferty... Rest In Peace

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chuck
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Gerry Rafferty... Rest In Peace

Post by chuck » Wed January 5th, 2011, 5:53 am

Scottish Soft Rocker Jerry Rafferty, passed away this morning....I loved his music..........Sweet memories.....

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed January 5th, 2011, 4:41 pm

Not familiar with him, but I still wish him peace, and his family healing.

Gee, not even the first week of the year gone and already two entertainers have left us.

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Post by Vanessa » Wed January 5th, 2011, 6:25 pm

Sad news. I enjoyed his music.

Here's Baker Streetif that rings any bells, LH.
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Post by LoveHistory » Thu January 6th, 2011, 2:43 pm

Thanks for the link, Vanessa. Nice song but no, not familiar with it.

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Post by Ken » Thu January 6th, 2011, 10:27 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Thanks for the link, Vanessa. Nice song but no, not familiar with it.[/quote]

LH! Really! One of the most iconic songs on both sides of the pond and you have never heard of it!! I have such memories associated with Gerry and that song in particular! Wish I could have those years back! ;)

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Post by Vanessa » Fri January 7th, 2011, 12:49 pm

Perhaps Gerry Rafferty is a little before LH's time! :) Baker Street was first a hit in the 1970s. I was only a teenager then.
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Post by Ash » Fri January 7th, 2011, 1:39 pm

Yeah, but I hear it all of the time on the radio and in stores, so it feels obiquitous enough not to be familiar. Funny. Probably helps that I really like the song so notice it when its playing. Also wrote Right Down the Line and Stuck in the Middle With You. Here's more info if you want more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Rafferty

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Post by LoveHistory » Fri January 7th, 2011, 3:23 pm

Now Stuck in the Middle With You I know. The '70s were in fact before my time. I'm one of the young whipper-snappers on the board. ;)

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Post by Madeleine » Fri January 7th, 2011, 8:26 pm

There was a hideous disco mix of Baker Street a few years ago, I hope the poor man is best remembered for the original and not that travesty! Plus, of course, Stuck in the Middle with You. And he was in a group, years ago, with Billy Connolly, the wonderfully named Humblebums.

Also sad to see that Mick Karn, a member of the group Japan, passed away this week too, from cancer. Not sure if Japan ever made it to the US, but they had a few hits here during the New Romantics' heyday in the early/mid 1980s, although I think it's fair to say that they were probably an acquired taste, as they didn't have the sunny poppiness of say, Duran Duran.
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