Light in your head and dead on your feet
Well, another crazy day, you'll drink the night away
And you forget about everything"
Gerald "Gerry" Rafferty (16 April 1947 4 January 2011) was a Scottish singer-songwriter best known for his song "Baker Street." Make sure you spell his name correctly, e.g. "Gerry" not 'Jerry", but "if you get it wrong you'll get it right next time".
As usual, you can find the basics at The Other Wiki.
"These tropes are going, they're going home":
- Awesome McCool Name: The famous saxophone riff on "Baker Street" was played by Raphael Ravenscroft.
- Celebrity Is Overrated: He was never comfortable with the fame side of the music business.
- Cover Version: Allen Toussaint's "Get Out of My Life, Woman", John Lennon's "Out the Blue".
- Drowning My Sorrows: "Baker Street".
- Hidden Track: "The Grinches," on Another World.
- Location Song: "Baker Street", about the London street. It's a melancholic jazz song.
- London: "Baker Street" was inspired by the real place.
- New Sound Album: Sleepwalking introduced synthesizers and drum machines into his work.
- One-Woman Song: "Mary Skeffington"
- Second-Person Narration: "Baker Street"
- Self-Titled Album: 1974's Gerry Rafferty, which is primarily a compilation of songs he recorded as a member of the Humblebums with Billy Connolly at the start of his career.
- Silly Love Songs: "Right Down the Line".
- Something Blues: "New Street Blues".
- The Something Song: "Johnny's Song".