2011 In MemoriamA tribute to Clarence Clemons, Amy Winehouse, Heavy D and other artists we lost this year
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Gerry Rafferty – January 4th
As the frontman of Scottish folk rock Stealers Wheel, Gerry Rafferty sang the immortal classic "Stuck In The Middle With You." The trippy song reached Number Six on the Billboard Hot 100, but many people thought it was actually by Bob Dylan – and the band splintered not long after. In 1978 Rafferty released his solo LP City to City, which sold 5.5 million copies on the strength of the sax-powered hit "Baker Street." Rafferty faded away from the pop scene by the 1980s, though his music remains in heavy rotation on oldies radio.
By Andy Greene