Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
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.