Other people will remember him for other songs, but I'll remember him for one of my all-time favorites, Right Down the Line. Walking toward the door of a drug store Sunday afternoon with Himself, I slowed my steps as I heard the introductory tones of this song. Sometimes I have to remind myself that he didn't spend the 70's snuggled up to a portable radio, soaking up every bit of music like some people I could name-- I don't think this tune registered at all for him. I shuffled a second, not wanting to leave the store until I heard the voice of Gerry Rafferty, always smooth and so pleasing to me. I love this song for its felicitous union of voice, instrumentation, layered harmonies and a message of faith and constancy, and that's something to which we all should aspire, in my humble opinion.
I was sad to hear Tuesday evening that he'd died yesterday. R.I.P, Gerry, and thanks for the lovely music.
Good song! I remember him from Stealer's Wheel back in the 70's! RIP Sir, RIP!
The only fault I could find with any of his music was the repetitive playing of his songs to the point I would change the station.
I hope he was well rewarded for his exceptional talent and excellent work.
Many fond childhood memories attached to that song ~ sad to lose such a talent.
How did I not hear about this? This was the sound of my childhood!
That's sad news...along with a bit of Steeleye Span, I liked me some Stealers Wheel.
Old NFO - He made a lot of good music.
Jon - Is true, you CAN get too much of a good thing, but I never heard this song too often.
Shannon - me too.
Barbara - My childhood, too.
Vinogirl - you gots good taste, baby!
Great tune but my favorite from him was "Home and Dry".
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