The slick and catchy pop of the respected Scottish adult-contemporary songwriter Gerry Rafferty made a sizeable dent in the MOR charts during the 1970s. His lengthy music career began in the late '60s with the fok act the Humblebums (alongside comedian Billy Connolly), after which he formed the duo Stealers Wheel with Joe Egan. The group had a big hit in 1973 with "Stuck in the Middle with You" (which regained fame 20 years later after exposure in the film Reservoir Dogs). Rafferty's 1978 solo album spawned the classic smooth-rock single "Baker Street" as well as a few other radio tracks, and the follow-up album yielded another hit. Rafferty's recorded output was sparse after that, and he died in early 2011 after years of heavy drinking.