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Name: Gerry Rafferty  
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Date of Birth: 16th April 1947
Place of Birth: Paisley, Scotland, UK
Profession: Composer
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Gerry Rafferty (born April 16, 1947 in Paisley, Scotland) is a British singer and songwriter.

After working with Billy Connolly (now better known as a comedian) in a band known as the Humblebums, he recorded a first solo album, Can I Have My Money Back. In 1972 Rafferty and his old school friend Joe Egan formed Stealers Wheel, a group beset by legal wranglings but which did have a huge hit with "Stuck in the Middle With You" (later immortalised in the infamous torture scene in Reservoir Dogs). They disbanded in 1975.

In 1978, Rafferty cut a solo album, City to City, which contained the song with which he remains associated, "Baker Street". The single narrowly missed the UK number one spot, but the album sold millions of copies both there and in the US, and remains a mainstay of radio airplay. Another song off that album, "Right Down the Line", also continues to receive extensive FM radio time.

His next record, Night Owl, also sold well, but his star fell throughout the 1980s, and whilst he is still working, he has had little commercial success since.

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