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R.I.P. Raphael Ravenscroft
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: October 25, 2014 02:31AM
Don't recognise the name, listen to this.


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Re: R.I.P. Raphael Ravenscroft
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: October 25, 2014 04:55AM
That was quite the hit, over here. Seems to have been a nice guy who would go out of his way to help someone in need.

From Wiki:

Gerry Rafferty & Baker Street[edit]
In January 1978, Scottish singer-musician Gerry Rafferty released his 1st solo material since 1972 and first material of any kind since the demise of Stealers Wheel in 1975. A then unheralded session musician, Ravenscroft was asked to play saxophone on the album City to City. Ravenscroft's contribution included the sax riff on the best known song from the album and of Rafferty's career, "Baker Street". The song was an international hit, charting at number 3 in the UK and number 2 in the USA. "Baker Street" was reported in 2010 as having received 5 million air plays worldwide to date. City to City reached number 1 in the US album charts and went platinum. In the UK the album reached number 6 and went gold.[citation needed]

Ravenscroft told the BBC's The One Show in 2010 that he was only paid £27.50 for the "Baker Street" session, which was the Musicians' Union rate at the time.[6] It has been reported that the cheque bounced and that it was kept on the wall of Ravenscroft's solicitors; by contrast the song is said to have earned Rafferty £80,000 a year in royalties.[7] In a radio interview in 2011, Ravenscroft said the song annoyed him. "I'm irritated because it's out of tune," he said. "Yeah, it's flat. By enough of a degree that it irritates me at best."[8] Ravenscroft mostly refused playing "Baker Street" during interviews. The last time Ravenscroft played "Baker Street" was in the summer of 2014, when he organised a charity gala concert in Exeter for Nicole Hartup, the 12-year-old city schoolgirl who died in a tragic fall.[9]

The saxophone break on "Baker Street" has been described with such platitudes as, "the most famous saxophone solo of all time",[10]"the most recognizable sax riff in pop music history",[11] and "one of the most recognisable saxophone solos of all time."

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Re: R.I.P. Raphael Ravenscroft
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: October 25, 2014 12:06PM

Thanks for all the great music.

Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: R.I.P. Raphael Ravenscroft
Posted by: Fritz
Date: October 26, 2014 09:52AM
sad stories of pop music $ again.
killer solo for sure. sad GF didn't own up.


proofraed by OwEn the c@t.

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