Gerry Rafferty

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Gerald "Gerry" Rafferty (16 April 1947 – 4 January 2011) was a Scottish singer-songwriter best known for his solo hits, "Baker Street", "Right Down the Line", and "Night Owl" as well as "Stuck in the Middle with You" recorded with the band, Stealers Wheel.

Rafferty was born into a working-class family in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. His mother taught him both Irish and Scottish folk songs as a boy; later, he was influenced by the music of The Beatles and Bob Dylan. He joined the folk-pop group The Humblebums in 1969. After they disbanded in 1971, he recorded his first solo album, Can I Have My Money Back? Rafferty and Joe Egan formed the group Stealers Wheel in 1972, producing several hits, most notably "Stuck in the Middle with You". In 1978, he recorded his second solo album, City to City, which included "Baker Street", his most popular song.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1971 Can I Have My Money Back? Gerry Rafferty 1
1978 City to City Gerry Rafferty 9
1979 Night Owl Gerry Rafferty 2
1980 Snakes and Ladders Gerry Rafferty 2
1988 North and South Gerry Rafferty 3
1992 On a Wing & A Prayer Gerry Rafferty 5 1
2003 Another World Gerry Rafferty 2
2009 Life Goes On Gerry Rafferty 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1989 Right Down the Line: The Best of Gerry Rafferty Compilation Gerry Rafferty 1
1993 The Best of Gerry Rafferty Compilation Gerry Rafferty 1
1995 One More Dream Compilation Gerry Rafferty 1
1995 The Transatlantic Years Compilation Gerry Rafferty 2
1997 Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right, 1970-1982 Compilation Gerry Rafferty 1
1997 The Best of Gerry Rafferty Compilation Gerry Rafferty 1
1998 Baker Street Compilation Gerry Rafferty 3 2
2011 Collected Compilation Gerry Rafferty & Stealers Wheel 1
Baker Street Compilation Gerry Rafferty 1
Gerry Rafferty Compilation Gerry Rafferty 1
The Anthology 1970-1982 Compilation Gerry Rafferty 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1978 Baker Street Gerry Rafferty 1
1978 The Ark Gerry Rafferty 1
1989 City to City / Baker Street Gerry Rafferty 1
1990 Baker Street Gerry Rafferty 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1982 Sleepwalking Gerry Rafferty 2
1995 Over My Head Gerry Rafferty 1

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