By Clark Collis
January 04, 2011 at 09:06 PM EST

Image Credit: Estate Of Keith Morris/Redferns/Getty ImagesSinger-songwriter Gerry Rafferty has died at the age of 63 after a long illness, according to the London Guardian. The Scottish-born Rafferty first achieved U.K. success in the ’60s with the Humblebums, a folk act which also featured the talents of Billy Connolly. In the early ’70s, he formed the band Stealers Wheel, whose single “Stuck in the Middle With You” was famously used by director Quentin Tarantino in his debut movie Reservoir Dogs. But Rafferty will be best remembered for his solo single “Baker Street,” a saxophone-driven, soft-rock classic that has been a radio staple around the world since its release in 1978. 

More on the life and career of Gerry Rafferty from EW:

Gerry Rafferty: An appreciation of the late ‘Baker Street’ singer

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