Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty

Gerry Rafferty's 1978 hit "Baker Street" was named after this London street.

Gerry Rafferty’s 1978 hit “Baker Street” was named after this London street.

Baker Street, London, England.

In 1978 former Stealers Wheel singer, Gerry Rafferty, released this single featuring a haunting saxophone solo. The song reached #2 on the Billboard charts. Named after a London Street, where the Scottish singer was staying at a friend’s flat at the time of writing. Baker Street is also the location of the short-lived Apple Boutique once owned by the Beatles. Although “Baker Street” was probably Rafferty’s most well known song, he also had hits with “Right Down The Line” and “Stuck In The Middle With You” with Stealers Wheel. On January, 4 2011, Rafferty died of liver failure at his daughter’s home in Stroud, Gloucestershire.


Gerry Rafferty.

Gerry Rafferty.

 

The former location of the Beatles Apple Boutique on Baker Street in London.

The former location (on right) of the Beatles Apple Boutique on Baker Street in London.

 

Map of Baker Street, London, England.

Map of Baker Street, London, England.