You've successfully registered on melodysale. He wrote beautiful songs and he and Joe Egan, who sadly didn't get the same recognition, have left me some great musical memories. After being taken off life support, Rafferty rallied for a short time, and it seemed that he might recover. The musicians present included Craig and Charlie Reid of The Proclaimers, former bandmates Joe Egan and Rab Noakes, Barbara Dickson, and Graham Lyle. His father was deaf but still enjoyed singing, mostly Irish rebel songs, and his early experience of music was a combinati. The album sold over 5.
My favourite song is The Ark from City to City with Jerry Donahue on guitar. Media captionRafferty was reputed to have earned £80,000 a year from the royalties on Baker Street. He is survived by his daughter, granddaughter Celia and brother Jim. He wrote about life itself, things one can relate to. Rafferty died at his daughter Martha's home in Stroud, Gloucestershire on 4 January 2011, of liver failure. Rafferty was born into a working-class family in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He joined the folk-pop group The Humblebums in 1969.
In 1995, Rafferty was deeply affected by the death of his older brother Joseph, an event from which family and friends have said he never fully recovered. His mother taught him both Irish and Scottish folk songs as a boy; later, he was influenced by the music of The Beatles and Bob Dylan. The service was streamed live over the Internet. After they disbanded in 1971, he recorded his first solo album, Can I Have My Money Back? Alan Muirhead, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, England My eldest daughter was in school with his daughter Martha when Gerry lived in Kilmacolm. This makes the story more interesting and sad.
My husband and I were great fans of his music and songs and are sorry to hear of his death. A confirmation message has been sent to your email address. It is understood his funeral will be held in Paisley later this month. . Solo career Rafferty died peacefully at his home in Dorset, with his daughter Martha at his bedside. And now we have this unhappy end. Maybe I should have realised, but I didn't.
My life doesn't stand or fall by the amount of people who buy my records. His voice was like velvet. Death In November 2010, Rafferty was admitted to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital where he was put on a life-support machine and treated for multiple organ failure. Stuck in the Middle with You was a hit in the early 70s and also appeared on the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino's debut film Reservoir Dogs in 1992. He was born in Paisley and began his musical career as a busker on the London Underground.
Rafferty was born in Paisley, Scotland in 1947, the son of a Scottish mother and an Irish father. Both songs are played frequently on New Zealand radio stations. We tried electric guitar but it sounded weak, and we tried other things and I think it was Hugh Murphy's suggestion that we tried saxophone. The Humblebums were a flop. I'm unsure whether he did. After they disbanded in 1971, he recorded his first solo album, Can I Have My Money Back? I'm a songwriter and I teach creative writing. Rehearsals attracted all sorts of excuses from staff to absent themselves from their desks to go and listen in the studio cubicle.
A talented and open-minded musician who supported other talents - he will be missed. If you have forgotten your registration e-mail, of if you have lost access to it please contact us by e-mail, ticket system or online chat and provide us the following information: e-mail, full name, address, last purchases information so we can restore your account information. Susan Miller, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, Scotland Have followed his releases from Stealers Wheel to present. City to City Legal issues after the break-up of Stealers Wheel meant that, for three years, Rafferty was unable to release any material. Rita Walker, Greenock, Scotland Gerry Rafferty had depths beyond his two best-selling singles. Stealers Wheel was a flop.
As the 1980s progressed, Rafferty's growing drinking problem placed his marriage under impossible strain and his wife divorced him in 1990, though they remained close. Gerry will be sorely missed. They were the Humblebums, and they made brilliant music. A Requiem Mass was held for Rafferty at St Mirin's Cathedral in his native town of Paisley on Friday 21 January 2011. Rafferty had recorded and toured with Billy Connolly as part of the Humblebums, before forming Stealers Wheel with his friend Joe Egan in 1972. Calmed me down just listening to him. Keith Dhan-Weller, Nuertingen, Germany Baker Street is probably my favourite song.
To confirm registration and activate 10 free downloads please check your email and follow given instructions. He told friends that his alcoholism dated back to his childhood, though even people close to him had no idea how it would come to dominate his life. His remains were then cremated at the Woodside Crematorium in Paisley and his ashes scattered on the island of Iona. In order to start using our services you need to refill your account balance. Rafferty was born into a working-class family in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
I cannot believe he has gone. Baker Street is about Gerry's own experience with the music industry but he wrote the lyric in the third person. The eulogy was given by Rafferty's longtime friend John Byrne. Rafferty had battled a drink problem and spent time in hospital in Bournemouth with liver failure. George Morris, Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland As a muso myself, I loved the arrangement of the haunting Baker Street and often performed Stuck In The Middle With You with a band I was a part of in the 80s and 90s in England. The song works on so many different levels. His mother taught him both Irish and Scottish folk songs as a boy; later, he was influenced by the music of The Beatles and Bob Dylan.