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graham b



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:49 pm    Post subject: Gerry Rafferty Reply with quote

Just heard on Channel 4 News that Gerry Rafferty has died. Another great performer has been lost.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was quite shocked to read this. It's actually mentioned on several websites (and already indexed by Google!) but not at all on the BBC website at the time of writing.

Perhaps they're all too busy writing press releases designed to hype next week's Chris Evans breakfast shows.
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just heard it myself, a very gifted and I think underrated singer/songwriter.

Of course everybody remembers
Baker Street

But not so many remember the equally brilliant.
get it right next time

And
Night Owl

He also wrote this while in Stealers Wheel
Stuck in the middle with you
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw Stealers Wheel as a support band in the early 70s and they were very good indeed. Rafferty had such a distinctive voice even then, and I was never surprised that he cut a high profile in the music business through the 70s and into the 80s.
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ruddlescat



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very sad loss to all true music fans
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The story has just been added to the BBC news site:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-12115604

Why the delay compared to others, I wonder?
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Clive55



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news.
Apparently royalties from "Baken Street" alone earned him an estimated 80,000 PA.
Sad that things went so wrong for him.
Gerry's first profesional outing was as one half of a folk duo- The Humblebums- with Billy Conn olly!! Surprised
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