Two more authors of iconic riffs passed on this week.

Firstly, Raphael Ravenscroft who played that saxophone riff on Gerry Rafferty’s Baker Street died last Sunday. He received a cheque for £27 which he said was bounced by the bank – he framed it and hung it the wall. Rafferty was reported to be earning £80K a year from the song at the time of his death.

Today was announced the death of the wonderful Jack Bruce, was there ever a more talented musician to feature on Top of the Pops? (couldn’t find a TotP clip so here’s one from Beat Club). Here he is playing with Rory Gallagher another man who gave up his liver for rock.

RIP boys, there’s a fantastic band somewhere in the great beyond.

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