Song Of The Day – 1/5/11

Song Of The Day – “Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty

A piece of my youth fell by the wayside yesterday when I heard the news that Gerry Rafferty had died. I’m not exactly sure why. I would occasionally spin this song in my jukebox…but it wasn’t since 1978 and the album “City To City” that I really gave him much thought.  Such is the power of music to act as a marker for the times of your life. He’ll be remembered for a handful of songs…this one…it’s follow up “Right Down The Line,” “Days Gone Down” from 1979 and the 1972 Stealers Wheel classic “Stuck In The Middle With You” which was forever darkened and tarnished by its use soundtracking one of the most harrowing scenes in all of cinema in Quentin Tarentino’s film “Reservoir Dogs.”

Posted: January 5th, 2011 under Gerry Rafferty, Music, Rock.
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