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 Gerry Rafferty

Gerry Rafferty

Birth
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death 4 Jan 2011 (aged 63)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered on the Scottish Island of Iona.
Memorial ID 63718610 · View Source
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Musician, Songwriter. Born to a Scottish mother and an Irish father (who was a coal miner), Rafferty worked in a butcher's shop and tax office, while performing in clubs along with Joe Egan (a former classmate while attending St. Mirin's Academy), in the band The Mavericks during the weekends. Rafferty (who played the guitar and piano) would later join Billy Connolly in Folk-genre group The Humblebums. They recorded a few albums with little success, however Rafferty's songwriting skills would evolve during this period. Following The Humblebums' disbanding, he rejoined Egan to form Stealers Wheel, signing with the A&M label they scored a Top-10 hit with the Bob Dylan-sounding single "Stuck In The Middle With You" (reaching number 6 in 1973). Later during the decade, he launched what would be a second attempt at a solo career with "City to City" (1978), which featured the gold record "Baker Street" and the Top-20 hit "Right Down The Line"; he followed this with "Night Owl" (1979). Over the next two decades, Rafferty recorded albums sporadically with less success, while battling increasing bouts with alcoholism, which led to his death from liver failure.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 4 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63718610
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gerry Rafferty (16 Apr 1947–4 Jan 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63718610, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered on the Scottish Island of Iona..