If there’s a case of a song made memorable by a guest player’s part, it’s Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” which was defined by a sax intro from Raphael Ravenscroft. The same instrument contributed to melodiousness and appeal of many other pieces – including Robert Plant’s “Pledge Pin” and BRAND X’s "April" – and left a mark on such prominent albums as PINK FLOYD’s “The Final Cut” and Mike Oldfield’s “Islands” to name but a few. More so, Raf penned a few instructional books on the art of saxophone playing. Sadly, this likable man’s mouthpiece fell silent on October 19th, when Ravenscroft died, aged 60. Rest in peace, RR!
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