Gerry Rafferty died yesterday. If you're under the age of, say, 40, the name probably means nothing to you, although you doubtless recognize his biggest hit, 1978's "Baker Street," when you hear it on oldies radio or in the supermarket. That winding, wailing saxophone chorus, courtesy of session player Raphael Ravenscroft, is one of the most resonant slices of aural melancholy in all of popular music -- it felt nostalgic when it was brand new -- and there are those who hold it responsible for an entire school of scene-stealing saxes in post-70s rock.
Do you have a favorite song by him. I loved "Right down the line"...
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