Gerry Rafferty: Clowns to the Left of Him, Jokers to the Right
Gerry Rafferty, the man behind the hits “Baker Street” and “Stuck in the Middle with You.” has died at age 63.
Rafferty died of liver failure brought on by a long battle with alcoholism.
In his early days Rafferty worked with British actor/comedian Billy Connolly. “Stuck in the Middle” was a hit with his group, Stealer’s Wheel. “Baker Street.” with its haunting melody and horn lines, was the radio hit of 1977-78. You could have taken it and Al Stewart‘s “Year of the Cat” and made a great movie. Indeed, “Stuck in the Middle” was featured memorably in “Reservoir Dogs.”
“Stuck in the Middle with You” was the song featured in Reservoir Dogs, during the infamous Michael Madsen ear cutting scene.