Exhibition celebrates life of Gerry Rafferty

Council Leader Mark Macmillan. Picture: HeMedia
Council Leader Mark Macmillan. Picture: HeMedia
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AN EXHIBITION celebrating musician Gerry Rafferty’s life and work is to open in his home town of Paisley.

The singer, who died in 2011 after a long illness, achieved international success with solo hits Baker Street and Right Down The Line, as well as Stuck In The Middle With You with the band Stealer’s Wheel.

Gerry Rafferty. Picture: BBC

Gerry Rafferty. Picture: BBC

The exhibition will run from 7 March to 9 May at the town’s museum and art gallery and is part of the Bring It All Home festival, organised by Renfrewshire Council with the Rafferty family.

Last year Rafferty fan and record store owner Mike 
Dillon started a campaign to have a street named after the singer in Paisley.

Gerry Rafferty Drive is now part of a housing development in the north end of the town.

Mr Dillon said: “The Gerry Rafferty exhibition is one of the most exciting projects to come to Paisley for many years.

“It will be a fantastic insight into the man and his music and I expect the exhibition will 
attract visitors from not only this country but from all over the world.”