Hoy Martes a las 8:00 de la noche EN CONCIERTO presenta a Gerry Rafferty por €URO 80's RADIO http://euro80s.net en la Edición No. 38 Horario de Europa 'Miércoloes' [Alemania 4:00am] [Inglaterra 3:00am]
i discovered gerry rafferty just this year 2011 and he captured my heart. although i listened to some of his hits like baker street and right down the line that are super. he is more than those "hits". rest in peace gerry, but most of all, your spirit of excelent music lives in our hearts!!!
I just learned of Gerry's passing. Music has once again lost one of its gems. His music touched us with some wondering songs that became not only a part of our lives but a whole generation. R.I.P. gifted friend.
My first car cost me 600$. A 1966 VW Beetle rust-bucket that couldn't climb steep hills but ran like blazes with a good tail wind. I was 19 and I loved that car. Of course, back then, no first car owning experience could be complete without... the tape player. So I got one, hooking up mini speakers to player to fuse box, wires dangling everywhere. And then I would drive, playing my tapes in rotation, loud, because louder is _always_ better when you're 19.
The back seat collection grew weekly, until the day I bought Gerry's latest, a mix that felt so perfect, and so matched my feelings as I drove the hills east of Montreal in the autumn, or as I headed north to join friends for a day of skiing in the winter, that I never bought another tape again. I had found _it_.
To this day, Snakes and Ladders remains my favorite album of all times. So, thanks man, and much respect. If you stumble upon an old tape player with your songs in it, know that it meant a lot to someone back in 1980.
I've met Gerry and had a good time,you will always be remembered and appreciated for your good music. you will stay with me forever. And if Connelly is reading this I hope he does to.
It's a sad time for music to lose such a talented man.
GOD BLESS YOU GERRY. IN SPIRIT YOU WILL LIVE FOREVER.
So sorry to hear about Gerry's passing. If you only know his post Baker Street output, please listen to his greatest material which is from 1969-75 with the Humblebums, 1st solo and Stealer's Wheel. The man was a genius of baroque/folk pop and deserves to be recognised as such by his wider fanbase.