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Friday, December 11, 2020

FRIDAY MUSIC: Gerry Rafferty, by JD

 I think most people will be familiar with the song "Baker Street" as well as the Stealer's Wheel song "Stuck in the middle with you."

Both were written by Gerry Rafferty, the latter co-written by Joe Egan. Both songs were commercially very successful. If there is a Gerry Rafferty song on the radio it will be one of those two and their success has tended to overshadow the fact that he was one of the best songwriters to emerge from the popular music scene of the 1960s which is why I have not included them here. There is so much more to choose from and all of it is very very good.

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2 comments:

Man Beach said...

It's a shame that most people only know Gerry's music through these 2 songs. Every single track on 'City to City' is a classic.

Scrobs. said...

'Night Owl' is just a fabulous song.