Gerry Rafferty‘s distinctive voice is well-known to any radio-listening Westerner over the age of 40. With hits like “Stuck in the Middle With You” and the 1978 smash “Baker Street” (what a song), he contributed something important, if minor and intermittent, to the 1970s’ music scene. He died today at just 63. May he rest in peace. May the Lord grant him pardon and peace, and may perpetual light shine upon him.