Gerry Rafferty

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1996 (The 1997 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


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Baker Street (1978)

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Will Gerry Rafferty be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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I've loved his music since stealers wheel. Own some of his cd's. I think he was great! love "dangerous age" tune. He SHOULD HAVE been inducted many years ago.

Posted by gary on Monday, 04.16.07 @ 08:42am


Simply on the stregth of "Baker St" if you compare the quality of the songwriting,production and musicianship then the answer should be a resounding YES. If there ever is a hall of fame for classic songs that stand the test of time then Baker St gets my vote.

Posted by Nando on Saturday, 10.13.07 @ 05:09am


This is a no brainer!


OF course HE should be honored.


I have always loved him!

Do it now!!!!!!!

-Chris

Posted by OneWhoKnows on Wednesday, 01.2.08 @ 00:56am


What's the problem with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There is no question that Gerry Rafferty should be honered. The man generates a living experience.Makes life so much more tolerable! God give this man a break! Thanks so much Gerry!

Posted by immahog on Saturday, 04.19.08 @ 12:26pm


Gerry is a 1st class songwriter and top notch singer who can arguably be compared the best of his generation. His vcals are superb and his songs have held up very well over the years. Hall of Fame induction? -there are many inductees who come no where close to what this songwriter has accomplished in spite of not touring.

Posted by Rick on Monday, 07.28.08 @ 15:02pm


no contest its a yes

BAKER STREET alone proves it

Posted by ewan on Sunday, 09.21.08 @ 10:31am


He should be inducted. A great talent, with a hand in two of the most memorable hit singles ever......

Posted by Alan on Friday, 01.22.10 @ 15:22pm


I love Baker Street as much as the next person, but I don't really think he's earned a spot.

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 02.24.10 @ 17:51pm


R.I.P Gerry Rafferty.

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 01.4.11 @ 15:10pm


RIP Gerry Rafferty

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 01.5.11 @ 02:01am


RIP Gerry Rafferty

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 01.5.11 @ 02:01am


His work with Stealer's Wheel and solo is superb, with four great albums in the 70's (including his debut, which featured the classic "Can I Have My Money Back?" along with "Baker's Street," "Right Down The Line," "Night Owl," "Get It Right Next Time," and "Days Gone Down," hits on both sides of the Atlantic). He loathed the rock & roll celebrity culture but managed to influence acts like The Proclaimers (whose debut single "Letter From America" he produced) to La Roux today. Between his influence and his own undeniable rock & roll chops, I think he's an obviously deserving candidate, whether as a solo or as part of a Stealer's Wheel/Gerry Rafferty combo induction.

Posted by Nathan Albright on Monday, 05.7.12 @ 00:27am


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