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Encyclopedia > Bob Siebenberg

Bob Siebenberg, also known as C. Benberg, is a member of the so-called 'classic lineup' of British progressive rock band Supertramp, playing drums and percussion and was the lone American in the Supertramp classic lineup. Progressive rock (sometimes shortened to prog rock or prog) is a subgenre of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, and continues as a musical form to this day. ... Supertramp is an English progressive rock and pop band that had a series of top-selling albums in the 1970s. ...


A skilled drummer, Siebenberg displays a great aptitude for the constantly changing patterns and rhythms typical of this genre. After the departure of Roger Hodgson, Rick Davies recruited Mark Hart (ex of New Zealand band Crowded House) to join Supertramp. Siebenberg's son Jesse has also been in the band since around the time of the release of the live album It Was The Best Of Times (live; 1999) but also appears on some concerts and albums released more recently. Roger Hodgson (born Charles Roger Pomfret Hodgson, on 21 March 1950, in Portsmouth, England) was one of the two lead vocalists of the rock group Supertramp until 1983. ... Crowded House was an New Zealand pop-rock group between 1986 and 1996; two original members were from Australia and one was from New Zealand. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Bob also released a solo album in 1984 called "Giants in our own room" (and credited to "Siebenberg"), where he also sings lead on half of the songs and also contributes plays keyboards and drums.


Joining Bob on this record were Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy, Steve Ferris of Mister Mister, Procol Harum drummer B. J. Wilson, Kerry Hatch of Oingo Boingo and John Helliwell. An old friend Derek Beauchemin joined in to co-write and play keyboards. Thin Lizzy in 1975 Thin Lizzy were an Irish Rock band that formed in Dublin in 1969. ... Mr. ... Procol Harum is a British progressive rock band, formed in the 1960s. ... Oingo Boingo was a critically acclaimed American New Wave rock band known better for their influence than for their chart successes. ... John Anthony Helliwell is the saxophonist and occasional keyboardist for the rock band Supertramp John Helliwell was born in Todmorden, Yorkshire, England on February 15, 1945. ...


Siebenberg was also in a band called "Heads up" who released the 1989 album "The Long Shot". Joining Bob and his writing partner Dennis O'Donnell on this project were Mark Hart, Brad Cole, John Helliwell, Marty Walsh and again, Scott Gorham on guitar. Mark Hart (born July 2, 1953. ... John Anthony Helliwell is the saxophonist and occasional keyboardist for the rock band Supertramp John Helliwell was born in Todmorden, Yorkshire, England on February 15, 1945. ... Marty Walsh (1883 in Kingston, Ontario - 1915) was a Canadian amateur ice hockey forward who played for the Ottawa Senators. ... Scott Gorham was the co-lead guitarist in the rock band Thin Lizzy from Eric Bells departure and Gary Moores temporary stint in 1974 until its breakup in 1983. ...


In 1989, Siebenberg became the first major arist to compose original music for a video game in Sierra On-line's Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon. Space Quest III's soundtrack has often been noted as one of the best the company ever produced. The most recent logo (Sierra Entertainment) Sierra Entertainment is a computer game developer and publisher active from 1980 to the present. ...


He appears to be planning to release another solo album tentatively titled "The Glendale River" which appears to have been in production since 1997. [citation needed]


External links

  • Official Bob Siebenberg Website
Supertramp
Rick Davies | Roger Hodgson | Bob Siebenberg | John Helliwell | Dougie Thomson
Richard Palmer
Discography
Albums: Supertramp | Indelibly Stamped | Crime of the Century | Crisis? What Crisis? | Even in the Quietest Moments | Breakfast in America | ...Famous Last Words... | Brother Where You Bound | Free as a Bird | Some Things Never Change | Slow Motion
Live albums: Paris | Live '88 | It Was The Best Of Times | Is Everybody Listening?
Compilations: The Autobiography of Supertramp | Retrospectacle - The Supertramp Anthology

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Supertramp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1244 words)
Bob Siebenberg (or C. Benberg) - drums, percussion;
Backed by a Dutch millionaire named Stanley August Miesegaes, vocalist and pianist Rick Davies (born July 22, 1944 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England) used newspaper advertising to recruit an early version of the band in 1969, an effort which brought aboard vocalist/guitarist and keyboardist Roger Hodgson (born March 21, 1950 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England).
Siebenberg would later note that he thought the band hit its artistic peak on this, their third album, though their greatest commercial success would come later.
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