Australian singles chart:
Baker Street entered the Kent Music Report on 8 May 1978 and was a #1 hit. The song was #12 on the Top 100 of 1978.
The song is on City to City which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 8 May 1978 and peaked at #3.
Hugh Murphy, Gerry Rafferty
Record label of Australian release:
This is the most sentimental of all Gerry Rafferty’s songs. It is about a man who dreams of owning a house and living away from his neighborhood, but he is a drunk, and cannot achieve that goal. He drinks to forget what he doesn’t have, and never realizes he’s a rolling stone with no direction.
Rafferty was a member of Stealers Wheel, who had a hit in 1973 with Stuck in the Middle With You. His first band was a folk duo called The Humblebums. His singing partner was the famous Scot comedian Billy Connelly.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/gerry-rafferty/baker-street
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