How did Gerry Rafferty (RIP) manage to battle alcoholism, depression, and the music industry, yet produce such wonderful music?

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Annie Devore Profile
Annie Devore answered
Sometimes.. From The Greatest Pain And Sadness  Comes Beauty. Edgar Allen Poe Was Very Depressed His Whole Life.. Vincent Van Gogh Was Very Depressed A Long Time. I Write The Best Poetry That Gets Published.. When I Am Heartbroken  Or    Angry Or  Disappointed
thanked the writer.
Tony Newcastle
Tony Newcastle commented
Thank you, Annie, for your poignant comment. Some classical composers, also, led tragic lives, but produced fine music.
Annie Devore
Annie Devore commented
You Are Welcome Tony Sir
Joe B. Profile
Joe B. answered
Was he battling those things while making music?
If so I am perplexed on how he did it..... But perhaps he was a master of disassociation and separated his personal issues from his professional passions.
Otherwise, it seems it's just par for the coarse in music, battling demons so to speak.
Hilary Newton Profile
Hilary Newton answered
Maybe becouse of what he battled within himself gave him a great insight and understanding that along with his musical talent made for great music,

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