Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street [SkidVid Gold]_XviD.avi
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ABOUT SkidVid Gold VIDEOS. Over the coming months I will occasionally be releasing a series of videos tagged SkidVid Gold. These are all songs/videos that have been selected by myself, and have been a success commercially, or simply because they are some of my all-time favourites. I hope you like them too. [skirgsk]
GERRY RAFFERTY - BAKER STREET [SkidVid Gold_XviD], single/video released February 1978.
Disc rip, no logos, edited and encoded 720x540 XviD.
ScreenShots included in file.
Gerry Rafferty [born Gerald Rafferty on April 16th 1947 in Paisley, Scotland] is a Scottish singer and songwriter. He is the son of a Scottish mother and an Irish father. In his early years, Gerry Rafferty earned money by the formerly illegal practice of busking on the London Underground. Poetically, his biggest hit 'Baker Street' was about busking at a tube station. After working with Billy Connolly [now better known as a comedian] in a band called the Humblebums, he recorded a first solo album, 'Can I Have My Money Back'. In 1972 Rafferty and his old school friend Joe Egan formed Stealers Wheel, a group beset by legal wranglings but which did have a huge hit 'Stuck in the Middle With You' [made famous for a new generation in the movie Reservoir Dogs].
'Baker Street' , by Gerry Rafferty, is his first released song after the lawsuits about the formal separation of the band Stealers Wheel in 1975. Rafferty, supposedly, was banned for three years from the recording studio after the band's break up, while resolving the disputes about the band's remaining contractual recording obligations. Named after the famous London street, 'Baker Street' is featured in 'City To City', his second solo album, and was published as the first of three singles, marketed primarily to Adult Contemporary radio listeners. As a single, 'Baker Street' reached No.3 in the U.K., and was a greater success in the U.S., reaching No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No.4 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The melody's saxophone hook [in the original version] was played by Raphael Ravenscroft, and the guitar solo by Hugh Burns.