Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, best known for the hits “Stuck in the Middle With You” and “Baker Street,” has died at age 63.
According to the Guardian:
Rafferty endured battles with the music industry – once taking three years to disentangle contracts – and a problem with alcohol. When he was a child his mother would drag him round the streets of Glasgow, rather than risk his suffering violence at the hands of his Irish-born father, who would often come home drunk.”
Too bad.”Baker Street” was one of the first songs I took notice of when I was kid, and digged on that cool-jazzy bongos in the background. And while “Stuck in the Middle With You” will almost always bring up the images of the scene from Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs,” this is what the song looked like to the members of Stealer’s Wheel: