Gerry Rafferty, 'Stuck in the Middle' songwriter
Gerry Rafferty, a Scottish singer-songwriter who, as a member of the '70s band Stealers Wheel, co-wrote the hit song "Stuck in the Middle With You," died Jan. 4 at the age of 63.
Rafferty retired from the limelight many years ago and had a drinking problem, but his two big hits -- the other one was "Baker Street," with a memorable yet syrupy sax solo -- were emblematic of the era in which they were written. Some reports indicated that Rafferty made $125,000 a year in royalties from "Baker Streeet" alone.
Here he is singing "Stuck in the Middle":