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Gerry Rafferty was a Scottish singer-songwriter and musician best known for his solo hits "Baker Street" and "Right Down the Line" as well as his work with the band Stealers Wheel. He was born on April 16, 1947 in Paisley, Scotland. Rafferty began his career as a folk singer in the 1960s, performing in clubs and pubs in Scotland. In 1972, he formed the band Stealers Wheel with Joe Egan. The band released two albums, Stealers Wheel and Ferguslie Park, before disbanding in 1975. Rafferty then embarked on a solo career, releasing his debut album, City to City, in 1978. The album was a huge success, spawning the hit single "Baker Street" and reaching number one on the UK Albums Chart. He followed this up with the album Night Owl in 1979, which also reached number one in the UK. Rafferty released several more albums throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including Sleepwalking (1982), North and South (1988), and Another World (1995). He also wrote and produced music for other artists, including Van Morrison and Roger Daltrey. Rafferty died on January 4, 2011, at the age of 63. He was survived by his wife, Carla Ventilla, and their two children.

Popular As Gerald Rafferty
Occupation soundtrack,music_department,composer
Age 64 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 16 April, 1947
Birthday 16 April
Birthplace Paisley, Scotland, UK
Date of death 4 January, 2011
Died Place Dorset, England, UK
Nationality United Kingdom

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Gerry Rafferty Height, Weight & Measurements

At 64 years old, Gerry Rafferty height is 5' 8" (1.73 m) .

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Who Is Gerry Rafferty's Wife?

His wife is Carla Ventilla (1970 - 1990) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

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Wife Carla Ventilla (1970 - 1990) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
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Gerry Rafferty Net Worth

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Source of Income Soundtrack

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He recorded his last album "Another World" in 2000 and released the compilation CD "Life Goes On" in 2009.


Produced the song "Letter from America" for the Scottish band The Proclaimers; this song peaked at #3 on the UK pop radio charts in December, 1987.


His song "I See Red" was recorded by Anni-Frid Lyngstad on her solo album "Something's Going On". [1982]


He had a top ten hit in the UK with "Night Owl" in 1979, although "Baker Street" is the song most identified with his career as a musician.


In 1978 Gerry hit pay dirt with his second solo album "City to City," which soared to #1 on the Billboard album charts and sold over five million copies worldwide. The album also beget the hit song "Baker Street;" this haunting and poetic ballad was an international smash that went to #2 in America, #3 in the United Kingdom, #1 in Australia, and #9 in the Netherlands. Rafferty's third album "Night Owl" likewise did well. Moreover, Gerry had additional impressive chart successes with the songs "Right Down the Line," "Home and Dry," "Days Gone Down," and "Get It Right Next Time. " Alas, a handful of albums Rafferty recorded throughout the 80s and 90s all proved to be commercial flops. Gerry sang the vocal on the song "The Way It Always Starts" for the soundtrack of the movie "Local Hero.


Stealers Wheel had a lesser Top 40 hit with "Star" ten months later and eventually broke up in 1975.


In 1972 Gerry released his first solo album "Can I Have My Money Back?". That same year Egan and Rafferty formed the group Stealers Wheel. Stealers Wheel had a huge hit with the jaunty and witty song "Stuck in the Middle with You," which peaked at #6 on the Billboard pop charts.


" Rafferty was married to Carla Ventilla from 1970 to 1990.


In 1969 Gerry became the third member of the folk-pop outfit the Humblebums which also featured comedian Billy Connelly. Rafferty and Connelly recorded two well-received albums on the Transatlantic label as a duo.


In 1966 he met fellow musician Joe Egan; they were both members of the pop band the Fifth Column.


Met his wife Carla Vintella at a dance hall in 1965.


In 1963 he left St. Mirin's Academy and worked in a butcher's shop and as a civil service clerk while also playing with the local group Maverix on weekends. In the mid 60s Rafferty earned money busking on the London Underground.


Singer/songwriter Gerry Rafferty was born on April 16, 1947 in Paisley, Scotland. He was the third son of Irish miner and lorry driver Joseph Rafferty and Rafferty's Scottish wife Mary Skeffington. His abusive alcoholic father died when Gerry was only sixteen. Rafferty grew up in a council house on the town's Glenburn estate and attended St. Mirin's Academy. Inspired by his Scottish mother who taught him both Irish and Scottish folk songs and the music of Bob Dylan and the Beatles, Gerry started writing his own material.