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Raphael Ravenscroft (1954–2014)

Raphael Ravenscroft was born on June 4, 1954 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England as Raphael Griffin Revenscroft. He is known for his work on Double X: The Name of the Game (1992), The Diamond Queen (2012) and William & Kate: A Royal Engagement (2010). He died on October 19, 2014 in Exeter, Devon, England. See full bio »

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  The Diamond Queen (TV Series documentary) (1 episode, 2012) (lead composer - 2 episodes, 2012)
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... (lead composer)
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... (lead composer)
- Episode #1.1 (2012)
 2010 William & Kate: A Royal Engagement (TV Short documentary) (segment composer)
 1992 Double X: The Name of the Game (as Raf Ravenscroft, original film score)
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 2010 William & Kate: A Royal Engagement (TV Short documentary) (composer: stock music)
 1984 David Gilmour: Beyond the Floyd (Video documentary short) (musician: saxophone - as Raff Ravenscroft)
 1984 David Gilmour Live 1984 (Video) (musician - as Raff Ravenscroft)
 1983/I Pink Floyd: The Final Cut (Video short) (musician)
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 1992 Double X: The Name of the Game (writer: "Iggy's Place", "Give It Your Best", "I've Been Waiting", "Symphony in S Minor", "Brief Liaison", "Sarah's Song" - Remix (Tackle Version), "Double X - The Name of the Game" - as Raf Ravenscroft)
 1984 David Gilmour Live 1984 (Video) (performer: "Until We Sleep", "All Lovers Are Deranged", "There's No Way Out of Here", "Short and Sweet", "Run Like Hell", "Out of the Blue", "Blue Light", "Murder", "Comfortably Numb")
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 1985 Willie and the Poor Boys (Video short) (as Raf Ravenscroft)
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 1984 David Gilmour Live 1984 (Video)
Himself - Sax (as Raff Ravenscroft)
 1978 Gerry Rafferty: Baker Street (Video short)
Himself (uncredited)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Played the famous saxophone solo on Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street"

Alternate Names:

Raff Ravenscroft | Raf Ravenscroft

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Personal Quote:

I'm irritated because it's out of tune. Yeah, it's flat. By enough of a degree that it irritates me at best. [remarking on his iconic sax solos in "Baker Street", in a 2011 radio interview]


He worked with Pink Floyd, Abba, and Marvin Gaye. Later in life, he worked as a session musician for Daft Punk and Duffy. See more »


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