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Raphael Ravenscroft
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Musician
    (circa September 1954-October 19, 2014)
    Born in United Kingdom
    Saxophone player
    Best known for his sax solo on Gerry Rafferty single 'Baker Street'
    Also lesser known as an author
    Died of a heart attack
    His actual birthplace has been a mystery but England officials located it as a town named Stroke-on-Trent.
    He felt his famous rift on 'Baker Street' was out of tune and did not enjoy listening to it.
    He is twice divorced and separated from his third wife in 2009.
    He reportedly earned 27 pounds for 'Baker Street,' paid with a check that bounced.
    He refused to play 'Baker Street' for years until he performed it in 2014 for a 12-year old falling victim.
    His eccentric-sounding name is fitting.
    Rafferty approached him to play sax on his post-Stealers album in 1978.
    He worked with Daft Punk, Marvin Gaye, ABBA and Pink Floyd.
    For Rafferty's 2011 funeral, he recorded 'Forgiveness.'
    He worked as a music tutor in New York College in 1990.
    His solo on 'Baker Street' became iconic and one of the most popular saxophone riffs in rock music history.
    He was also credited with bringing the saxophone into the rock genre.
    He reportedly earned 80,000 pounds annually in royalties for that famous single.
    His famous solo was also featured on an episode of The Simpsons.'

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