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Friday, 6 January 2012

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Bob Holness couldn't play it at all

The man best known for playing saxophone on the 1978 Gerry Rafferty hit "Baker Street" has died. However, Bob Holness, aged 83, didn't actually play on the track at all.

For the last thirty years, Holness has been cursed with being identified with the track. He once said that he would hate it if he was remembered solely for not playing saxophone on the classic track, and that he would rather die in obscurity.

Bob Holness was also famous for presenting obscure scatological TV quiz show "Film Rental Shop", which had the famous catchphrase "I'll have a pee please Bob".

He is due to be buried in a saxophone shaped coffin in the middle of the Baker Street district of London. His funeral will be a "Baker Street" themed affair, with the song being played on a continual loop throughout the service to remind mourners that Bob did not actually play on the track. CDs of the single will be sold at the door.

Downloads of the track have already increased massively since news of his death was announced, and no doubt Mr Holness's estate will not be receiving any royalties, as he did not play on the track.

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