We have belatedly learned of the sad and regrettable passing of Gerry Rafferty, the extremely talented songwriter/singer, who for 1/3 of a century, as our family’s favorite rock singer, satisfied our musical interests with his fascinating, attractive lyrics, plus his unique harmonies.
For over 25 years I had an international telephone friendship with his brother Jim, sometimes speaking with him as often as on a weekly basis.…until Jim and his family moved away from Kent. Jim is a great guy, and I really enjoyed our many conversations: not only about Gerry’s music and upcoming releases, but also about sound religious values and various family member happenings.
With Gerry having released as very many songs through the years as he did, there must undoubtedly be numerous as yet unreleased tracks/or lyrics of various kinds, perhaps at different levels of completion; which hopefully some day will be compiled or utilized into future albums yet to be sold. Certainly these creations could be of financial benefit both to his remaining family, loved ones and interested musical associates; plus also would be “welcome new musical material” available on upcoming cds for purchase to his many dedicated fans. (You might even want to include some of Jim’s recorded songs such as the lovely “Bishop’s Mountain.)”
Gerry, a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to you for all of your enjoyable musical talent and creativity through the years. And, although your passing seems tragic, premature and disappointingly untimely, I am truly glad for you that you will no longer have to worry about worsening health, nor any further uncomfortable hospitalization. The lyrics to your song,”Clear Day” perhaps(?) could describe how you might be at this time “looking back at all that you did on earth”….. and how things are for you now.
Gerry, we will miss you dearly. Along with our sympathy and prayerful condolences, we wish “All the very best!” to: your family, your friends and loved ones; and as well to: all the numerous persons who through the years were involved in so many ways in helping you to perform, produce and publish your unforgettable legacy of musical gifts!
With our love and gratitude,
Robert L. Weissberg (rlw1234) and family
Cedar City, Utah, U.S.A.