Not This One Again

I thought this particular urban legend had died a death some years ago, but it surfaced again down the pub last night. So, as a Public Service Announcement, let me make it clear that:

Bob Holness did not play saxophone on Gerry Rafferty‘s song Baker Street.

The musician responsible for the legendary riff was in fact Raphael Ravenscroft, and the whole Bob Holness thing started life as a joke by journalist and BBC presenter Stuart Maconie in the New Musical Express.

In other late-breaking news:

Thank you. You may now return to consuming your Kentucky Fried Rat, with lashings of green cola. (This means you, Gaz.)