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Gerry Rafferty 1947 - 2011

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Karen Miller Karen Miller | 12:14 UK time, Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Scottish musician Gerry Rafferty best known for his song Baker Street, passed away after a long illness yesterday (4 January 2011). There's an excellent obituary in today's Guardian written by his former manager Michael Gray.

Gerry featured many times on BBC Radio Scotland, and we'll be paying tribute to him on the station.

1315, The Music Cafe will be looking at the way Gerry Rafferty used vocals and why that set him apart from many others

2205, in a replacement to the advertised programme, there's another chance to hear the 2008 Classic Scottish Albums programme presented by Davie Scott which looks at City to City, the album that included Baker Street.

At 2230 The Iain Anderson Show will be looking back at Gerry's life including some archived interviews and special guests. Gerry Rafferty will also be the featured songwriter on next week's Iain Anderson programmes.

Saturday, 8 Jan, 1005 Janice Forsyth will be replaying an archived interview with Gerry from 2003.

Thursday, 13 Jan, 0030 The Conversation Zone will include the Cunningham and Company interview with Gerry Rafferty.


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