Tag Archives: Gerry Rafferty

ichard And Linda Thompson - Rafferty's Folly - Cover Art

28/10/17 – Richard And Linda Thompson – Wall Of Death – 1982

After leaving Fairport Convention in 1971, Richard Thompson released his first solo album Henry The Human Fly to negative reviews. The next five albums saw Thompson perform as a duo with singer and wife to be Linda Peters credited as Richard And Linda Thompson. Their last album together, Shoot Out The Lights, preceded a break up […]

Stealers Wheel

29/5/15 – Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You – 1972

You might have guessed something was up when Gerry Rafferty didn’t appear in the video for Stealers Wheel’s Top Ten international hit Stuck In The Middle With You. Joe Egan his partner in the band is seen here singing the song, although on the record he only sang the backing vocal. Rafferty had left and […]

The Humblebums

28/5/15 – Patrick – The Humblebums – 1969

Gerry Rafferty’s first recorded work was the single, Benjamin Day released on Columbia in 1966 by The Fifth Column. This local band from Paisley, seven miles east of Glasgow, included his future Stealers Wheel band mate Joe Egan, although they didn’t form Stealers Wheel until 1972. In 1969 Rafferty joined Billy Connolly and Tam Harvey in Scottish folk […]

Gerry Rafferty Baker Street Single Cover 1978

27/5/15 – Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street – 1978

Once whilst enjoying a summer’s afternoon at the poolside cafe in Penzance, Cornwall, my Noctorum collaborator Dare pointed out Raphael Ravenscroft as the man that was running the cafe. Really, that’s the man that played the iconic sax line on one of the most popular songs ever recorded, one of the most played songs on […]