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Gerry Rafferty RIP

seafarer1939

War Hero
Got to say it's a bit sad news for me.Trudging up and down gigs with my band, I always played a couple of his numbers as I did at home every day.
They always went down well and not because of my singing or playing.
It was his music and not just Baker St or Stuck in the Middle.
I think he composed some wonderful songs and his voice was superb for that type of songs.
I had hoped he would write more but I knew he a had a serious booze problem[most musicians/Vocalists do!] but I never thought he would pass this early.
Still his Baker St and Stuck! will be played as long as music is played,you can't get better than that. RIP
 

anglichanin

Lantern Swinger
Made a shedload of money and promptly set about drinking himself to death - he would have made a good skate :D :D
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
First Pete Postlethwaite and now Gerry, not a good start to the year and I never had either of those names down.
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
WreckerL said:
First Pete Postlethwaite and now Gerry, not a good start to the year and I never had either of those names down.

What about Mick Karn, the bass player from Japan (the 80s group, not the country), because he's just shuffled off this mortal coil too.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
FlagWagger said:
WreckerL said:
First Pete Postlethwaite and now Gerry, not a good start to the year and I never had either of those names down.

What about Mick Karn, the bass player from Japan (the 80s group, not the country), because he's just shuffled off this mortal coil too.

Never heard of him
 

2_deck_dash

War Hero
FlagWagger said:
WreckerL said:
First Pete Postlethwaite and now Gerry, not a good start to the year and I never had either of those names down.

What about Mick Karn, the bass player from Japan (the 80s group, not the country), because he's just shuffled off this mortal coil too.

Fcuk me, that is a lame and obscure celebrity.

I heard the production assistant who worked on the original Ace Ventura movie also died.
 

21_Man

War Hero
sgtpepperband said:
Bob Holness played saxophone on "Baker Street". Maybe.

(extracted from D/Tel obits)

Raphael Ravenscroft, who received a one-off session fee of £27. The cheque bounced, and Ravenscroft had it framed and hung on the wall of his lawyer’s office.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Guzzler said:
WreckerL said:
First Pete Postlethwaite and now Gerry, not a good start to the year as I never had either of those names down.

It's only a game.

It may be a game to you but it's life or death for some poor bugger!!!!
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
To be honest, I didn't know his name, but being an old fart who can remember the music of the late 70s and early 80s it was the reference to Japan that caught my eye.

Sorry, are you saying you caught something in your japs eye?
 

Blackrat

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
Apparantly, Rafferty is going to be buried next to Ronald McDonald and Heath Ledger.

Clown to the left of him, joker to the right.

Coat.....Hat....Taxi.

Eythangewe.
 
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