Gerry Rafferty, the Scottish singer-songwriter behind the hit songs “Baker Street” and “Stuck in the Middle With You,” has died after a long illness. He was 63.
Rafferty’s single “Baker Street” – reknowned for its haunting sax solo – climbed to #2 on the U.S. music charts in 1978. It still receives considerable airplay.
The singer also recorded “Stuck in the Middle With You” in 1972 while performing as part of the Scottish folk-rock band Stealers Wheel.
Rafferty made some headlines in recent years for his public struggles with alcoholism and had also undergone treatment for liver failure.
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