All Quiet Now: Raphael Ravenscroft. Baker Street.

Raphael Ravenscroft, the saxophonist behind what is arguably the best-known sax solo in pop-rock history – Gerry Rafferty‘s hit Baker Street – has died at the age of 60. The legendary musician, whose solo on the 1978 track is celebrated the world over, is thought to have died of a heart attack after being taking into hospital from his home in Exeter. The Exeter-based artist inspired a generation of saxophonists with the renowned instrumental, and went on to work with other pop icons like Pink Floyd, Abba and Marvin Gaye. More recently, he became a celebrated member of his...

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