Gerry Rafferty, famous for the hit songs Baker Street and Stuck In The Middle With You, has died after a long illness his agent Paul Charles confirmed earlier this morning.
Scottish singer-songwriter Rafferty had a successful solo career as well as being a member of the band Stealers Wheel, with whom he released the hit-track Stuck In The Middle With You in 1972. This song also featured in Quentin Tarantino’s film Reservoir Dogs, which was released in 1992.
Rafferty’s biggest hit was Baker Street, the 1978 song famous for its distinct saxophone solo, which got to No. 3 on the UK charts and No. 2 in the US.
Gerrry Rafferty started his career as a busker on the London Underground in the mid-60s.
The funeral is believed to be held in his hometown of Paisley later this month.