Can I Have My Money Back? - Gerry Rafferty
  • Genre: Singer/Songwriter
  • Release Date: 1971-01-01
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 25

Can I Have My Money Back?

Gerry Rafferty

Gerald Rafferty (born on April 16, 1947, in Paisley, UK, and died on 4 January 2011) was a Scottish singer-songwriter. In his early years, Rafferty earned money by the formerly illegal practice of busking on the London Underground. Poetically, his biggest hit, 1978's Baker Street, discusses busking at a tube station and being a part of the street life. After working with Billy Connolly (now better known as a comedian) in an obscure outfit known as The Humblebums, he released his first solo album, called 'Can I Have My Money Back', in 1971. That collection of folk inspired tunes gained some notice for its deliberately 'old-timey' cover art. In 1972, Rafferty and his old school friend Joe Egan formed the outfit Stealers Wheel, a group that proved beset by legal wranglings yet brimming with talent. They had a huge hit with Stuck in the Middle With You, a pop/rock track deliberately aping the style of Bob Dylan that has had massive airplay for decades. That song also was immortalized in the infamous torture scene in the motion picture 'Reservoir Dogs', the film's soundtrack introducing the group to a new generation. Despite their knack for The Beatles-like melodic rock, Stealers Wheel disbanded in 1975. Rafferty spent quite a while in a sort of forced legal limbo before he could record again, spending his time wisely as he developed his sound. In 1978, Rafferty cut a solo album, 'City to City', which would catapult him right into international stardom. Earning praise from many music critics, the release included the song with which he remains most associated: Baker Street. Known for its gripping lyrics and haunting saxophone solo by Raphael Ravenscroft, the single reached #3 in the U.K. and #2 in the U.S. The album itself also received a boost as another single, Right Down the Line, picked up major attention. Baker Street has remained a mainstay of radio airplay for decades and popped up several times in popular culture, an example being its placement in the 'Good Will Hunting' soundtrack. Notable cover versions include a release by Undercover that also made the Top 3 in the U.K .singles chart in 1992. American rockers Foo Fighters also made their own version, swapping the saxophone solo for a guitar solo. His next album, Night Owl, also did well, and the title track was a UK No. 5 hit in 1979. The follow-up single Get It Right Next Time, made the UK Top 40. Subsequent albums, such as Snakes and Ladders (1980), Sleepwalking (1982), and North and South (1988) all fared less well, due partly to Rafferty's general reluctance to perform live. Don't Give Up On Me, from his 1992 collection On A Wing and a Prayer, is a much-featured oldie on BBC Radio 2. DISCOGRAPHY With the Humblebums First Collection of Merry Melodies (1969) The New Humblebums (1969) Open Up The Door (1970) With Stealers Wheel Stealers Wheel (1973) Ferguslie Park (1974) Right Or Wrong (1975) Solo Can I Have My Money Back? (1971) City To City (1978) Night Owl (1979) Snakes And Ladders (1980) Sleepwalking (1981) North And South (1988) On A Wing And A Prayer (1992) Over My Head (1994) Another World (2000) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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Title Artist Time Lyrics Video Download via YouTube Buy
1
New Street Blues Gerry Rafferty 2:57 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Didn't I? Gerry Rafferty 3:42 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
3
Mr. Universe Gerry Rafferty 2:45 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Mary Skeffington Gerry Rafferty 2:34 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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The Long Way Round Gerry Rafferty 4:49 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Can I Have My Money Back? Gerry Rafferty 2:00 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Sign On the Dotted Line Gerry Rafferty 2:35 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Make You Break You Gerry Rafferty 3:30 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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To Each and Everyone Gerry Rafferty 2:42 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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One Drink Down Gerry Rafferty 2:49 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Don't Count Me Out Gerry Rafferty 3:47 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Half a Chance Gerry Rafferty 3:55 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Where I Belong Gerry Rafferty 2:01 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
14
Look Over the Hill and Far Awa Gerry Rafferty & Billy Connolly 3:42 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
15
Patrick The Humblebums 2:23 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
16
Rick Rack Gerry Rafferty & Billy Connolly 2:50 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
17
Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyw The Humblebums 4:36 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Please Sing a Song for Us The Humblebums 2:45 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Blood and Glory Gerry Rafferty & Billy Connolly 2:32 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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I Can't Stop Now Gerry Rafferty & Billy Connolly 4:43 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
21
All the Best People Do It The Humblebums 2:59 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Steamboat Row The Humblebums 2:06 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Shoe Shine Boy The Humblebums 3:17 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Keep It to Yourself The Humblebums 3:18 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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My Singing Bird Gerry Rafferty 3:20 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29

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