Gerry Rafferty was a Scottish guitarist, singer, and songwriter known for his solo hits "Baker Street" and "Right Down the Line", as well as his work with the band Stealers Wheel on "Stuck in the Middle with You". Born into a working-class family in Paisley, Scotland, Rafferty's musical upbringing included Irish and Scottish folk songs taught by his mother. Influenced by The Beatles and Bob Dylan, he joined the folk-pop band The Humblebums before pursuing a successful solo career. His album "City to City" featured the iconic song "Baker Street".
Born on April 16th, 1947 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, Gerry Rafferty sadly passed away at age 63 on January 4th, 2011 due to liver and kidney problems at his daughter's home in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England.
Rafferty's musical legacy continues to resonate with fans worldwide through his timeless songs that showcase his exceptional talent as a musician.