"Baker Street" is listed in Radio 2's "Sold On Song". It says:Con Murphy wrote:Incidentally, has anyone heard that urban legend that Bob Holness was the saxophonist on Baker Street? I've got a feeling that Chris Evans started that one, although it wouldn't surprise me if it was another radio broadcaster, one who shares a name with the song.
...Urban legend has it being performed by quizmaster Bob Holness (for which we have a young Stuart Maconie to thank), but in reality the solo was performed by top sessioneer, Raphel â€˜Raffâ€™ Ravenscroft. It gave the song one of the most recognisable intros of all time and by its final return at the coda, underpinned by a swooping guitar, you knew youâ€™d listened to one of the greatest arrangements of all time.