This album was released by Barbara Dickson to keep alive the memory and awareness of the prodigious talent that was Gerry Rafferty’; the fundamental motivation behind this album and the hope that it would come to fruition. Barbara says, ‘Gerry Rafferty, was, for me, amongst the best songwriters of his generation. This is subjective of course, but his catalogue stands to attention when his name is called, in the pantheon of great artists of the last 50 years and ‘Baker Street’ alone made him a worldwide household name.’
As a multi-million selling recording artist with an equally impressive Olivier Award winning acting career, Barbara Dickson OBE has established herself as one of the most enduring and popular artists in Britain today.
Born in Dunfermline, Scotland, Barbara’s love of music was evident from an early age – she began studying piano at the age of five and by twelve had also taken up the guitar. She developed an interest in folk music whilst at school which led to floor spots singing at her local folk club. After relocating to Edinburgh she went on to combine a day job in the Civil Service whilst steadily pursuing her first love, music, in local pubs and clubs. The watershed moment came in 1968 when, after being refused leave from her job for an overseas singing engagement, Barbara resigned, determined to pursue a career for herself in the burgeoning folk scene of the late ‘60’s.
Artist website: http://greentrax.com
Single title: Baker Street
Single artist: Barbara Dickson
Single duration: 5:22
Record Label: Greentrax Recordings Ltd
Catalogue No: CDTRAX378
Writers: Gerry Rafferty
Publishers: Stage Three Music