Gerry Rafferty (April 16, 1947 – January 4, 2011), singer, songwriter

Gerry Rafferty was a talented Scottish singer and songwriter. He started his career as a street musician in London before joining a band called the Humblebums, which also included Scottish comedian/actor Billy Connolly. He later formed the group Stealer’s Wheel with friend Joe Egan. The group had a smash hit with the song Stuck in the Middle with You,” which was later featured in the Quentin Tarantino film Reservoir Dogs.

After the break up of Stealer’s Wheel, Rafferty embarked on a solo career and released the blockbuster album City to City, which contained two of his biggest hits, Right Down the Line, and the #2 charting Baker Street, which still continues to receive airplay throughout the U.S. Rafferty continued to release albums, including 2009’s Life Goes On, as well as contributing to the soundtrack of the film Local Hero. He had battled liver disease for several years and died of liver failure on January 4, 2011.