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Gerry Rafferty is being remembered in his hometown. The late singer-songwriter's family is working with officials in Paisley, Scotland to organize "Bring It All Home: A Celebration of the Life, Legacy, and art of Gerry Rafferty." The event features a series of concerts, including a special show to commemorate what would have been Gerry's 67th birthday. Rafferty's daughter Martha tells the BBC she's glad she's able to stage the event in her father's hometown, because the community of Paisley "meant a lot to him and inspired much of his work." She adds that she believes her dad would "be delighted" to "help shine the spotlight on the town" and promote the community. The concerts are set for different locations in Paisley from April 11th through the 19th, with the "Gerry Rafferty Concert" taking place at the Paisley Town Hall on April 16th.
Rafferty is also being honored with a special exhibit this spring at the Paisley Museum. Memorabilia, including instruments, artwork, gold records, and handwritten lyric sheets, will be part of the display. "Bring It All Home - The Exhibition" will run from March 7th through May 18th. Rafferty, who battled alcoholism throughout his life, died of liver failure at Martha's home in January 2011, at the age of 63.
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