Sax and Violins

In the pantheon of of musical hooks, "Baker Street's" sax line is as memorable as they come. Too bad you can't say the same thing for its author. Gerry Rafferty was a Scottish musician who had two hits, this one by far the most enduring. A cat named Ravenscroft played alto sax on the album, something I learned in 1978 after reading the liner notes that came with the vinyl I bought at Licorice Pizza in Pompano Beach.

Remember vinyl? Remember Gerry Rafferty? Probably not.

Gerry Rafferty, RIP.


1 comment:

Flatironmike said...

r.i.p. Gerry. agreed. also, the guitar solo and slide guitar riffs from Stealers Wheel on 'Stuck in the Middle with You' are unforgettable hooks in my book.