Billy Connolly Knew Former Bandmate Gerry Rafferty Had A Drinking Problem
Rafferty is remembered for creating a number of pop-rock compositions including 1972′s Stuck in the Middle With You with Stealers Wheel and 1978 solo album City to City. He died at the age of 63 in January after a battle with alcoholism which began in his early years. He lost control of the condition in the 1980s and appeared in the press a number of times after trashing hotel rooms, ending up in hospital and even disappearing for a time in 2008.
Now Connolly, who's believed to have funded an unsuccessful stay in rehab for his bandmate, reveals a discussion they had about Rafferty's drinking a decade ago. more on this story
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