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Gerry Rafferty: A Humble One

Colin Irwin, Folk Roots, 1988

GERRY RAFFERTY is one of the more elusive and enigmatic figures on this increasingly strange roundabout. A Scotsman bred on traditional music, he was never a proper folkie — not really — and his alliance with Billy Connolly in the Humblebums at the end of the '60s always seemed a bizarre blend of opposites, though Gerry maintains it was basically a happy relationship.

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