Stealer’s Wheel, Gerry Rafferty Dies (1947 – 2011)

gerryrafferty Stealers Wheel, Gerry Rafferty Dies (1947   2011)

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Stealer’s Wheel[/lastfm] founding member[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Gerry Rafferty [/lastfm] known best for acclaimed hit songs “Baker Street“, “Stuck In The Middle With You” and “Right Down The Line” has passed away. He was 63 years old.

Rafferty was born on April 16 1947 into a working-class family at Paisley and grew up in a council house on the town’s Foxbar estate. He was educated at St Mirin’s Academy.

After his father died when he was 16, Rafferty left school to work and play music. After the Mavericks, his first band with school friend Joe Egan, fell apart, Rafferty joined the Humblebums, a folk band that featured future comedian and actor Billy Connolly.

Together, Rafferty and Eagan later went on to form[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Stealer’s Wheel[/lastfm] in 1972. The band debut a featured hit and popular radio maintstay,’ Stuck in the Middle With You’, which was  later featured in Quentin Tarantino’s film, ‘Reservoir Dogs.’

Rafferty is survived by his daughter, Martha, granddaughter, Celia, and brother, Jim.

Click Below to Watch a Video of Gerry Rafferty’s Hit Classic “Baker Street”:

 

[Source: Wikipedia, Spinner]

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