Thursday, January 20, 2011

R.I.P. Gerry Rafferty

Crap! I just found out tonight that the great singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty died back on January 4th, 2011 at the way-too-young age of 63.

I am not the world's biggest fan of music from the 1970s, but if I had to designate my favorite song from that decade, I would most likely choose Rafferty's haunting slice of perfection known as Baker Street, which was released in the summer of 1978. If you don't know the song by title alone, you will know it the second you hear it:

I never get tired of hearing that song.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson


Anonymous said...

Hands down beats what dominates the radio today. For one, it requires real musical ability to play Rafferty's music.

Michael Nevin

Darren said...

Don't forget Right Down The Line.