Why do so many artists have to drink themselves to death? Maybe Mr. Rafferty would have been better off to have continued being a busker on the London Tube for the rest of his life, but then we never would have heard songs like "Baker Street":
Mr. Rafferty made music that actually sounded nice. I realize that's not the style these days, but I appreciated it then, and I appreciate it now. Arrivederci, Gerry. I hope you get where you're going.