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Song of the day: Gerry Rafferty- City To City

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In 1978, Gerry Rafferty released the album that would establish his definitive fame. The album, called City To City, peaked at number 1 in the US album chart. Best known from the album is the song Baker Street, but the title song has also been a single, though only in Belgium and the Netherlands. It could have been the lead single, if Gerry Rafferty had not said United Artists could better release Baker Street. The song is about travelling between London and the home of Rafferty, Glasgow, in the time Stealers Wheel was falling apart. As this is 343.53 mile, he rounded it off to 400 mile. Enjoy

Gerry Rafferty- City To City

Song of the day: Stealers Wheel- Stuck In The Middle With You

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Yes, this is the band in which Gerry Rafferty started. Together with a school friend, Joe Egan, he started with Stealers Wheel in 1972. For three years, they made songs, till they broke up in 1975. After that, Gerry Rafferty had the hit Baker Street. Stealers Wheel had a few hits, of which this was the biggest. It went up to a sixth place in the USA and in the UK to the eight place. It was based on a real occassion, when Rafferty and Egan were discussing business with their producers over a table in a restaurant! And since some crazy things become hits, they recorded a song about it. Enjoy the result:

Stealers Wheel- Stuck In The Middle With You

Song of the day: Gerry Rafferty- Baker Street

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Mmm… I love this song! If there’s one song which is good, it’s this one. One of the best songs, instrumentally Brilliant and the text is good, too. Especially the saxophone is lovely, but that’s a strange thing which I have: I love saxophones in songs. And this song has it in the music all the time. If he sings, it is not there, but then it reappears, and again I’m happy! Yeah, this is a favourite song which I can hear a lot! Enjoy:

Gerry Rafferty- Baker Street