[On This Day] Baker Street


[On This Day] Baker Street

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On This Day :


April 22, 1978 : Baker Street, single by Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, was released in the US (February 1978 in UK and Europe).




Fun facts :


* The song reached #2 (for six weeks) in the Billboard Hot 100.
* The song was part of the first material Rafferty could record after 3 years of legal problems following the break up of his old band, Stealer Wheels.
* The arrangement of the song is known for its catchy eight-bar saxophone riff.
* The saxophone riff became known as "the 'Baker Street' phenomenon" and led to raise the sales of saxophones and their use in mainstream pop music and television advertising.





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