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Supertramp

Background information
Also known as Daddy (1969-1970)
Origin United Kingdom
Genre(s) Rock, pop rock, art rock, progressive rock
Years active 1969-1988; 1997–present
(on indefinite hiatus)
Label(s) A&M, Silver Cab, EMI, BMG
Website www.supertramp.com
Members
Rick Davies
John Helliwell
Bob Siebenberg
Mark Hart
Carl Verheyen
Lee Thornburg
Cliff Hugo
Jesse Siebenberg
Former members
See: Supertramp member history

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Their early music included ambitious concept albums, but they are best known for their later hits including "Dreamer", "Goodbye Stranger", "Give a Little Bit" and "The Logical Song". Supertramp attained superstardom in the United States, Canada, and most of Europe. However, they were not quite as popular in the UK (where most of the band members are actually from). Nonetheless, the album Breakfast in America was still a big hit, reaching number three on the UK charts and featuring two top 10 singles. In popular music, a concept album is an album which is unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical (Shuker 2002, p. ... Dreamer is a hit single off of Supertramps 1974 album Crime of the Century. ... Goodbye Stranger is a song by Supertramp, which first appeared on the album Breakfast in America. ... Give a Little Bit is the opening song on Supertramps 1977 progressive rock album Even in the Quietest Moments. ... Breakfast in America is the sixth album by the band Supertramp, released in 1979. ...

Contents

Career

Beginnings

Backed by a Dutch millionaire named Stanley August Miesegaes, vocalist, pianist and ex-drummer Rick Davies (born Richard Davies, July 22, 1944 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England) used newspaper advertising in Melody Maker to recruit an early version of the band in August 1969, an effort which recruited vocalist/guitarist and keyboardist Roger Hodgson (born Charles Roger Pomfret Hodgson, March 21, 1950 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England). Other members of this proto-Supertramp included Richard Palmer (guitar, balalaika, vocals) (born Richard Jeffrey Charles Palmer-James, 11 June 1947, in Bournemouth, Dorset) and Robert Millar (percussion, harmonica) (born 2 February 1950). Initially, Roger Hodgson sang and played bass guitar (and, on the side, guitar, cello and flageolet). The band was called Daddy from August 1969 to January 1970, at which time this was changed to Supertramp, a name taken from W.H. Davies' book, The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp, published in 1908. Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... Rick Davies, 2002 Rick Davies (born Richard Davies, 22 July 1944, Eastcott Hill, Swindon, Wiltshire, England) is a British musician, who is the founder and a member of the rock band Supertramp. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... , For other places with the same name, see Swindon (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with Wilshire. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the music newspaper. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... Roger Hodgson (born Charles Roger Pomfret Hodgson, 21 March 1950, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England) is a British vocalist and musician, and he was one of the founding members of the progressive rock group Supertramp. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other places with the same name, see Portsmouth (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... This article is about the instrument. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... , Bournemouth ( ) is a large town and tourist resort, situated on the south coast of England. ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dÉ”.sÉ™t], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... This article is about the stringed musical instrument. ... A Flageolet is a woodwind musical instrument and a member of the fipple flute family. ... William Henry Davies (1871 - September 26, 1940), was a Welsh poet and writer. ... An interesting insight into the life of an intelligent man who decided to live a simple life. ...


They were one of the last groups to be signed to the UK branch of A&M Records. The first album, Supertramp, was released in July 1970 in the UK only (it was first issued in the US in 1977). Although it was very interesting, it proved to be a "piece of crap" as Richard Palmer described it. However, they were able to earn a slot on the bill of the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, which was headlined by the likes of The Doors, The Who, and Jimi Hendrix. Richard Palmer abruptly quit six months after the album's release. Robert Millar suffered a nervous breakdown shortly afterwards. For the next album, Indelibly Stamped, released in June 1971 (in both UK and US), Frank Farrell (bass) (born in 1947 in Birmingham, West Midlands), Kevin Currie (percussion) (born in Liverpool, Merseyside) and Dave Winthrop (flute and saxophone) (born 27 November 1948, in New Jersey, USA) replaced Millar and Palmer, while Roger Hodgson switched to guitar. "Indelibly Stamped" featured rocking Beatlesque tunes, with vocal harmonies similar to Simon and Garfunkel songs (Davies now serving as the band's second lead singer, alongside Hodgson, who suggested that the band should have two lead vocalists), a more commercial approach and eye-catching cover artwork. Supertramp had established themselves as a "cult" band. Sales, however, failed to improve and sold even less than their debut. In early 1972, Miesegaes withdrew his support from the band after paying off debts. All members gradually quit except Hodgson and Davies. A&M redirects here. ... Supertramp is the self-titled debut album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in July 1970 (see 1970 in music). ... The Isle of Wight Festival is a music festival which takes place annually on the Isle of Wight, England. ... The Doors were an influential American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles by vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore, and guitarist Robby Krieger. ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... Indelibly Stamped is the second album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the British city. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England with a population of around 2,600,000 people. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. ... For other uses, see Flute (disambiguation). ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored musical instrument usually considered a member of the woodwind family. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... The duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are US-American popular musicians known collectively as Simon and Garfunkel. ...


(These two first albums were later reissued during Supertramp's popularity peak and have maintained a certain appeal with die-hard fans. The first album is melancholic and quieter and the songs are spread out more than they would be later on. Roger Hodgson once called it his favourite Supertramp album (which later became Crime of the Century). The second album is their most traditionally rock album, and certainly their heaviest sound.)


Initial success and commercial breakthrough

In late 1972, after being persuaded to carry on, Davies and Hodgson went on an extensive search for replacements, which first brought aboard Dougie Thomson (born Douglas Campbell Thomson, March 24, 1951 in Rutherglen, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland) (bass), who played with the band almost a year before auditions resumed to complete the line-up. In 1973, auditions restarted and brought in Bob Siebenberg (born Robert Layne Siebenberg, October 31, 1949 in Glendale, California, USA, drums, and credited for several years as Bob C. Benberg, the story goes, to stay under the radar of British Immigration), and John Helliwell (born John Anthony Helliwell, February 15, 1945 in Todmorden, Yorkshire, England) (saxophone, other woodwinds, occasional keyboards, backing vocals), joining original members Davies and Hodgson and the newly brought in Thomson, completing the line-up that would create the group's defining albums. Hodgson would also begin playing keyboards in the band in addition to guitar, usually acoustic and electric pianos on his own compositions. The classic Supertramp keyboard is a Wurlitzer electric piano (model 200A) with its unmistakable bright sound and biting distortion when played hard. Dougie Thomson (pronounced doogie) was born Douglas Thomson on March 24, 1951 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rutherglen (said: Rhu-ther-glehn) comes from the Gaelic An Ruadh Ghleann - the red valley. Rutherglen is a town located within the south-eastern suburbs of the city of Glasgow, Scotland near the town of Cambuslang. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... Strathclyde (Srath Chluaidh in Gaelic) was one of the regional council areas of Scotland from 1975 to 1996. ... This article is about the country. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... 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. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... 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. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... , Todmorden is a town and civil parish,[1] within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. ... For other uses, see Yorkshire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored musical instrument usually considered a member of the woodwind family. ... A woodwind instrument is a musical instrument in which sound is produced by blowing through a mouthpiece against an edge or by a vibrating reed, and in which the pitch is varied by opening or closing holes in the body of the instrument. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Wurlitzer electric piano was one of a series of electromechanical stringless pianos manufactured and marketed by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, Corinth, Mississippi, U.S. and North Tonawanda, NY. Interestingly, the Wurlitzer company itself never called the instrument an electric piano, inventing instead the phrase Electronic Piano and using this...


Crime of the Century, released in September 1974, began the group's run of critical and commercial successes, hitting number four in Britain, supported by the iconic countercultural opening track "School", and the top-10 single "Dreamer". Its B-side "Bloody Well Right" hit the US Top 40 in May 1975. Siebenberg would later comment that he thought the band hit its artistic peak on this, their third album, though their greatest commercial success would come later. Crime of the Century is the third album by the Pop Rock/progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ... The Mona Lisa Although today the word art usually refers to the visual arts, the concept of what art is has continuously changed over centuries. ...


The band continued with Crisis? What Crisis? released in November 1975. It achieved good though not overwhelming commercial success. The following album, Even in the Quietest Moments, released in April 1977 spawned their hit single Give a Little Bit, and the FM radio staple Fool's Overture. During this period, the band eventually relocated to the United States and moved steadily from the progressive styles of their early albums towards a more song-oriented pop sound. Crisis? What Crisis? is the fourth album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... Even in the Quietest Moments is the fifth album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). ... Give a Little Bit is the opening song on Supertramps 1977 progressive rock album Even in the Quietest Moments. ... Fools Overture is the epic closing track off of Supertramps 1977 album Even in the Quietest Moments. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Depending on context, pop music is either an abbreviation of popular music or, more recently, a term for a sub-genre of it. ...


This trend reached its zenith on their most popular album, Breakfast in America in March 1979, which reached Number 3 in the UK and Number 1 in the United States and spawned four successful singles, "The Logical Song", "Take the Long Way Home", "Goodbye Stranger" and "Breakfast in America". The album has since sold over 18 million copies worldwide. For other uses, see Zenith (disambiguation). ... Breakfast in America is the sixth album by the band Supertramp, released in 1979. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Breakfast in America is the title track from Supertramps 1979 album Breakfast in America. ...


The run of successes was capped with 1980s Paris, a 2-LP live album, in which the band stated its goal of improving on the studio versions of their songs. Instead of focusing on songs from the hugely successful Breakfast in America, it included nearly every song from Crime of the Century, another testament to the importance of that album in the group's development. Paris is the seventh album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ...


Later career

Though Supertramp's songs later in the band's career were credited to both Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies, each wrote separately. Hodgson and Davies' differing singing and songwriting styles provided these albums with an interesting counterpoint, contrasting Davies' determined blues-rockers and songs of broken relationships ("Another Man's Woman", "From Now On", "Goodbye Stranger") with Hodgson's wistful introspection ("Dreamer", "School", "Fool's Overture", "The Logical Song"), but Hodgson felt constrained by the arrangement and left the band after the tour for their next album, ...Famous Last Words... (1982) which contained the Top 20 hit "It's Raining Again" and the Top 40 hit "My Kind of Lady". There was much speculation behind the reasons why Roger Hodgson left Supertramp. In an interview in the 90's Hodgson stated that family was the main reason he left the band. He also went on to say that his wife at the time and Rick Davies' wife did not get along very well and it became a big conflict for the group. He said there were never any real personal or professional problems between him and Rick Davies as some people thought. Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... A songwriter is someone who writes either the lyrics or the music for songs. ... For other uses, see Counterpoint (disambiguation). ... This article is about the psychological process of introspecting. ... Fools Overture is the epic closing track off of Supertramps 1977 album Even in the Quietest Moments. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Having left the band in 1983, Hodgson began a solo career, his biggest hit "Had A Dream (Sleeping With the Enemy)" coming from his first solo album In the Eye of the Storm, in 1984. In the Eye of the Storm is a rock music album released in October of 1984 by former Supertramp member Roger Hodgson, who wrote and produced it as well. ...


The Davies-led Supertramp soldiered on, releasing Brother Where You Bound the same year. This included a Top 30 hit single, "Cannonball", along with the title track, a 16-minute exposition on Cold War themes highlighted by guitar solos from Pink Floyd's David Gilmour. The album reached #21 on the US charts. 1987's Free as a Bird included more straightforward Davies rockers, including "I'm Beggin' You", which reached Number 1 on the US dance charts, a curious accomplishment for an "art rock" band. Brother Where You Bound is the ninth album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Cannonball is the opening track off of Supertramps 1985 album Brother Where You Bound. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic or space rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... For the Canadian writer and television journalist, see David Gilmour (writer), for the jazz guitarist see David Gilmore. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1987 Record labels established in 1987 // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Free as a Bird is the tenth album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ...


After 1987's tour, Thomson left the band due to a disagreement with Davies about the use of Hodgson-penned songs during live performances. One of the conditions of allowing Davies to continue with the name Supertramp was that no Hodgson songs would be performed. Hodgson was dismayed to attend a concert and find that the band was performing his songs such as "Take the Long Way Home" and "The Logical Song." These songs were usually sung by Crowded House's Mark Hart (Hodgson's replacement on stage), and the Scottish bass player was against this move. When Supertramp reunited in 1997, Thomson declined an invitation to return and eventually quit playing for good. Crowded House is a rock group formed in Melbourne, Australia, and led by New Zealand musician and singer-songwriter Neil Finn. ... Mark Hart (born July 2, 1953, Fort Scott, Kansas), is a multi instrumentalist best known for his stints as a member of Supertramp and Crowded House. ... This article is about the country. ...


In 1993, Davies approached Hodgson in a failed attempt to bring him back into the band. In interviews published on his and other fan forums, Hodgson later claimed he had been more than willing to rejoin Supertramp, but only if Davies' wife, Susan, abstained from interfering in band affairs (an issue before Hodgson left). Sue Davies was in Artist Relations at A&M (welcoming the band and helping them settle) when Supertramp moved to Los Angeles in the mid-70s and, as the romance between Davies and her blossomed, she quit A&M and started managing the band. Having to deal with two Davieses instead of one increased Hodgson's frustrations and prompted his departure. Davies declined to exclude his wife from his professional affairs, and Hodgson never heard from him again.


In 1997, Davies re-formed Supertramp with former members Helliwell, Siebenberg and Hart, plus several new musicians. The result was Some Things Never Change, a polished effort which echoed the earlier Supertramp sound. Ironically, that same year saw the release of Rites of Passage, Roger Hodgson's first solo album since Hai Hai in 1987. Rites of Passage was a live album featuring both new works from Roger as well as three Supertramp songs ("Take the Long Way Home", "The Logical Song" and "Give a Little Bit"). A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... Some Things Never Change is the eleventh album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1997 (see 1997 in music). ... Rites of Passage is an album by Roger Hodgson. ... Hai Hai is an album by Roger Hodgson. ...


In an ironic reversal two years later, the re-formed Supertramp released a live album, It Was The Best Of Times while Roger released a studio album. Open The Door. Another live album, Is Everybody Listening?, a recording of Supertramp at the Royal Albert Hall in 1975, was released in 2001. // Its A Hard World You Win, I Lose Listen To Me Please Aint Nobody But Me Sooner Or Later Free As A Bird Cannonball From Now On Breakfast In America Give Me A Chance Rudy Downstream Another Mans Woman Take The Long Way Home Bloody Well Right... Open the Door is an album by Roger Hodgson. ...


Early 2002 saw the release of another album by Davies and Supertramp, Slow Motion (sold direct in North America). Another attempt to reunite the band, including Hodgson, fell apart in 2005. Slow Motion is the thirteenth album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 2002. ...


Rick Davies has since left California and resides in Long Island (East Hampton).


In the past few years, Roger Hodgson has donated Give A Little Bit to raise funds for Tsunami Relief efforts and other causes. It's been used by the Red Cross, United Way, the Make a Wish Foundation, and The Oprah Winfrey show requested the use of Give A Little Bit as part of their ”Gift of Giving Back Program“. In the UK it was used during the "ITV Telethon". Give a Little Bit is the opening song on Supertramps 1977 progressive rock album Even in the Quietest Moments. ... Oprah Winfrey, (born January 29, 1954) is a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. ... Give a Little Bit is the opening song on Supertramps 1977 progressive rock album Even in the Quietest Moments. ...


2006 was a busy year for Roger Hodgson. Throughout the summer of 2006, he has been touring Europe (France, Belgium, Portugal, Denmark, Switzerland, and Germany), as well as the US (St. Paul, MN) and Canada (fall 2006) and his DVD "Take The Long Way Home – Live In Montreal" has gone Platinum and to the #1 spot in Canada, in its first 7 weeks of release. For Roger Hodgsons DVD, see Take The Long Way Home (DVD). ...


He has also been asked to mentor Canadian Idol’s Top 7 contestants, alongside Dennis DeYoung (a founding member of the group Styx). Canadian Idol is a reality television show on the Canadian television network CTV, based on the popular British show Pop Idol and its American counterpart American Idol. ... — Dennis DeYoung (born February 18, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American singer, songwriter, keyboard player and producer best known for being a founding member of the rock band Styx, a tenure which lasted from 1962 to 1999. ... Styx is an American rock band that has been popular since the 1970s, with such hits as Come Sail Away, Babe, Lady, Suite Madame Blue, Mr. ...


In March 2006, Roger Hodgson was honoured for his song Give A Little Bit at the 23rd Annual ASCAP awards in Los Angeles. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers gave the award in acknowledgment of the song being one of the 50 most played songs of 2005. Give a Little Bit is the opening song on Supertramps 1977 progressive rock album Even in the Quietest Moments. ... The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an organization known as a collecting society that protects intellectual property, ensuring that music which is broadcast, commercially recorded, or otherwise used for profit, pays a fee to compensate the creators of that music. ...


Roger Hodgson appeared solo at the Diana Memorial Concert at Wembley Stadium on 1st July 2007. The band were one of the late Princess of Wales' favourites. Concert for Diana was a concert held at the new Wembley Stadium in London, United Kingdom in honour of the late Diana, Princess of Wales on 1 July 2007, which would have been her 46th birthday; 2007 is also the 10th anniversary of her death. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... This article is about the country. ...


In 2008, Supertramp's music will be featured in the film movie adaptation of Irvine Welsh's best-selling novel Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance. Directed by Rob Heydon Based on the story The Undefeated from Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance by Irvine Welsh, a sly, subtle romance between a young woman dissatisfied with the confines of her suburban life and an aging clubgoer. ... Irvine Welsh (born Leith, Edinburgh, September 27, 1958) is an acclaimed contemporary Scottish novelist, most famous for his novel Trainspotting. ...


Members

1970-1971

Rick Davies, 2002 Rick Davies (born Richard Davies, 22 July 1944, Eastcott Hill, Swindon, Wiltshire, England) is a British musician, who is the founder and a member of the rock band Supertramp. ... Roger Hodgson (born Charles Roger Pomfret Hodgson, 21 March 1950, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England) is a British vocalist and musician, and he was one of the founding members of the progressive rock group Supertramp. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the instrument. ... Robert Millar (born February 2, 1950) was the drummer of the first line-up of Supertramp. ...

1971-1972

  • Rick Davies - vocals, piano, harmonica, keyboards,
  • Roger Hodgson - vocals, lead, acoustic and bass guitars
  • Frank Farrell - backing vocal, bass, piano, accordion
  • Kevin Currie - percussion
  • Dave Winthrop - vocals, flute, saxophone

1973-1983

  • Rick Davies - vocals, piano, harmonica, keyboards, Melodica
  • Roger Hodgson - vocals, piano, guitars, keyboards
  • Dougie Thomson - bass
  • Bob Siebenberg - drums, percussion
  • John Helliwell - saxophone, woodwinds, backing vocal, keyboards, melodica

Dougie Thomson (pronounced doogie) was born Douglas Thomson on March 24, 1951 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland. ... 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. ... 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. ...

1983 ....famous last words...Tour support musicians

  • Scott Page - saxophone, flute, guitar, percussion, vocals
  • Fred Mandel - keyboards, guitar

Scott Page is a session musician, and is frequently hired to perform with bands on tour. ...

1984-1988

  • Rick Davies - vocals, piano, harmonica, keyboards
  • Dougie Thomson - bass
  • Bob Siebenberg - drums, percussion
  • John Helliwell - saxophone, woodwinds, backing vocal, keyboards, melodica

with

  • Scott Page - saxophones, flute (1985-86)
  • Marty Walsh - guitars
  • Mark Hart - vocals, keyboards, guitar
  • Lee Thornburg - backing vocals, trombone, trumpet (1987-1988)
  • Steve Reid - percussion (1987-1988)
  • Brad Cole - keyboards, saxophone (1987-1988)
  • Carl Verheyen - guitars (1985-1986)

Marty Walsh (1883 in Kingston, Ontario - 1915) was a Canadian amateur ice hockey forward who played for the Ottawa Senators. ... Mark Hart (born July 2, 1953, Fort Scott, Kansas), is a multi instrumentalist best known for his stints as a member of Supertramp and Crowded House. ... Lee Thornburg is a trumpetist that has been playing with many known artists as well as he has been a member of bands Supertramp and Tower of Power. ... Steve Reid is an American jazz drummer who has played with a wide range of notable artists including Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, James Brown, Fela Kuti and Sun Ra, and as a session drummer for Motown. ... L.A. based session guitarist, who was also a member of Supertramp, and has his own band called the Carl Verheyen Band. ...

1997

  • Rick Davies - vocals, piano, harmonica, keyboards
  • Bob Siebenberg - drums, percussion
  • Mark Hart - vocals, keyboard, guitar
  • John Helliwell - saxophone, woodwinds, backing vocal, keyboards, melodica
  • Carl Verheyen - guitar
  • Lee Thornburg - backing vocals, trombone, trumpet
  • Cliff Hugo - bass
  • Tom Walsh - percussion- studio album (Jesse Siebenberg appeared on tour and live album)

Cliff Hugo has been born in the USA, in Southern California, where he also spent his early days. ... Tom Walsh (born August 26, 1964) was a contestant who appeared on the syndicated game show Jeopardy! from January 5 through January 14, 2004. ...

1997-2002

  • Rick Davies - vocals, piano, harmonica, keyboards
  • Bob Siebenberg - drums, percussion
  • Mark Hart - vocals, keyboard, guitar(when live sang Roger Hodgson's compositions)
  • John Helliwell - saxophone, woodwinds, backing vocal, keyboards, melodica
  • Carl Verheyen - guitar
  • Lee Thornburg - backing vocals, trombone, trumpet (did not appear on 2002 tour)
  • Cliff Hugo - bass
  • Jesse Siebenberg - backing vocals, percussion, acoustic/electric guitar (playing "Give A Little Bit" in live performances)

Roger Hodgson (born Charles Roger Pomfret Hodgson, 21 March 1950, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England) is a British vocalist and musician, and he was one of the founding members of the progressive rock group Supertramp. ...

Discography

Albums

Supertramp is the self-titled debut album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in July 1970 (see 1970 in music). ... Indelibly Stamped is the second album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ... Crime of the Century is the third album by the Pop Rock/progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ... Crisis? What Crisis? is the fourth album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... Even in the Quietest Moments is the fifth album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). ... Breakfast in America is the sixth album by the band Supertramp, released in 1979. ... Paris is the seventh album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Brother Where You Bound is the ninth album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Free as a Bird is the tenth album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... You Started Laughing Its Alright Not The Moment Bloody Well Right Breakfast In America From Now On Free As A Bird Oh Darling Judt Another Nervous Wreck The Logical Song Im You Hoochie Koochie Man Dont You Lie To Me Crime Of The Century Category: ... Some Things Never Change is the eleventh album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1997 (see 1997 in music). ... // Its A Hard World You Win, I Lose Listen To Me Please Aint Nobody But Me Sooner Or Later Free As A Bird Cannonball From Now On Breakfast In America Give Me A Chance Rudy Downstream Another Mans Woman Take The Long Way Home Bloody Well Right... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Slow Motion is the thirteenth album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 2002. ...

Singles

Song Title Highest US
Chart Position
Peak Month Highest UK
Chart Position
"Forever" - October 1971 -
"Land Ho" - April 1974 -
"Dreamer" #36 February 1975 #13
"Bloody Well Right" #35 April 1975 -
"Lady" - October 1975 -
"Sister Moonshine" - June 1976 -
"Give a Little Bit" #15 May 1977 #29
"Babaji" - November 1977 -
"From Now On" - February 1978 -
"The Logical Song" #6 March 1979 #7
"Breakfast in America" #16 June 1979 #9
"Goodbye Stranger" #15 August 1979 #57
"Take the Long Way Home" #10 October 1979 -
"Dreamer (live)" #15 September 1980 -
"Breakfast in America (live)" #62 November 1980 -
"It's Raining Again" #11 October 1982 #26
"My Kind of Lady" #31 January 1983 -
"Still in Love" - February 1985 -
"Cannonball" #28 April 1985 -
"Better Days" - September 1985 -
"I'm Beggin' You" - October 1987 -
"Free As a Bird" - February 1988 -
"School" - July 1992 -
"You Win, I Lose" - May 1997 -
"Listen to Me, Please" - July 1997 -

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... Dreamer is a hit single off of Supertramps 1974 album Crime of the Century. ... Give a Little Bit is the opening song on Supertramps 1977 progressive rock album Even in the Quietest Moments. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Breakfast in America is the title track from Supertramps 1979 album Breakfast in America. ... Goodbye Stranger is a song by Supertramp, which first appeared on the album Breakfast in America. ... For Roger Hodgsons DVD, see Take The Long Way Home (DVD). ... Dreamer is a hit single off of Supertramps 1974 album Crime of the Century. ... Its Raining Again is a song recorded by Supertramp and released as a single from their 1982 album . ... My Kind of Lady was the second single off of Supertramps 1982 album . ... Cannonball is the opening track off of Supertramps 1985 album Brother Where You Bound. ...

Remixes and cover versions

In 2001, the German band Scooter used parts of "The Logical Song" in their single "Ramp! (The Logical Song)", and in 2007 Gym Class Heroes used parts of "Breakfast in America" in their single "Cupid's Chokehold". In 2005 The Goo Goo Dolls covered "Give a Little Bit" on their Let Love In album. Music sample: Scooter are a successful German dance band, who have sold over 12 million records and have earned 60 gold and platinum awards. ... Gym Class Heroes is a hip hop band from Geneva, New York. ... Breakfast in America is the title track from Supertramps 1979 album Breakfast in America. ... Cupids Chokehold is a single performed by Gym Class Heroes, featuring Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Give a Little Bit is the opening song on Supertramps 1977 progressive rock album Even in the Quietest Moments. ... Let Love In is the Goo Goo Dolls eighth studio album. ...


Trivia

  • Roger Hodgson recorded a rather rare pre-Supertramp single under the name of "Argosy". "Mr. Boyd" b/w "Imagine" was issued on UK DJM and US Congress. Elton John played piano on the record.
  • Contrary to general belief, the reformed Supertramp did not immediately record "Crime Of The Century". There was a super-rare single "Land Ho" b/w "Summer Romance" single issued on UK A&M (AMS-7101 in March 1974; not in the US). It remains Supertramp's least known record and Land Ho was remixed in 1975 for possible inclusion on the "Crisis? What Crisis?" album. The remixed version appeared for the first time on 2005 "Retrospectacle" anthology CD. The original single mixes have never been reissued and are generally unknown to most Supertramp fans. In total, there are four versions of the Roger Hodgson song "Land Ho" - three by Supertramp and one by a solo Roger Hodgson.
  • American guitarist Scott Gorham traveled over to England in the early '70s in hopes of trying out for Supertramp (at the suggestion of his brother-in-law, Supertramp drummer Bob Siebenberg). Gorham ultimately did not get the Supertramp gig, but stayed in England, and eventually became the guitarist for Thin Lizzy. Gorham would later guest on Supertramp's 1985 release, 'Brother Where You Bound.' He also appeared as a "back-up" singer during their early tours in the 1970's.
  • Now-defunct UK music paper Sounds once described Supertramp as "Genesis for Canadians".
  • Roger Hodgson played in Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band in 2001.
  • The instrumental intro of the song "Child of Vision" is the theme music of a popular game show, "Kviskoteka", which aired in Yugoslavia throughout the 1980s and the 1990s.
  • An instrumental part of the song "Fool's Overture" was the theme music to the Canadian CTV newsmagazine program W-FIVE during the 1970s and early 1980s.
  • The instrumental part of "Another Man's Woman" was the closing theme of the popular Spanish TV news program "Informe Semanal" in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
  • Drummer Bob Siebenberg composed the music for computer game Space Quest 3.

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. ... Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. ... Christopher J. Alexander Supertramp McCandless (February 12, 1968 – August, 1992) was a young man who gained some notoriety in the early 1990s after he took a nomadic journey around North America, terminating with his death in the Alaskan wilderness. ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... For the 2007 film adaption of the book, see Into the Wild (film) For the Warriors book, see Into the Wild (Warriors) Into the Wild (1996) by Jon Krakauer is a bestselling non-fiction book about the adventures of Christopher McCandless. ... Jon Krakauer Jon Krakauer (born April 12, 1954), is an American non-fiction author and mountaineer, well-known for outdoor and mountain-climbing writing. ... Sounds was a British music paper, published weekly from October 10, 1970 – April 6, 1991. ... Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967. ... Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band is Ringo Starrs first official live album, recorded in 1989 during his successful comeback tour and released in 1990. ... Quiz show redirects here. ... General location of the political entities known as Yugoslavia. ... W-FIVE, also known as W5 or W5 with Eric Malling, is a Canadian news magazine television series which has airs on the CTV Television Network. ... This article is about the music magazine. ...

References

External links

Rick Davies, 2002 Rick Davies (born Richard Davies, 22 July 1944, Eastcott Hill, Swindon, Wiltshire, England) is a British musician, who is the founder and a member of the rock band Supertramp. ... 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. ... 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. ... Mark Hart (born July 2, 1953, Fort Scott, Kansas), is a multi instrumentalist best known for his stints as a member of Supertramp and Crowded House. ... L.A. based session guitarist, who was also a member of Supertramp, and has his own band called the Carl Verheyen Band. ... Lee Thornburg is a trumpetist that has been playing with many known artists as well as he has been a member of bands Supertramp and Tower of Power. ... Cliff Hugo has been born in the USA, in Southern California, where he also spent his early days. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Robert Millar (born February 2, 1950) was the drummer of the first line-up of Supertramp. ... Roger Hodgson (born Charles Roger Pomfret Hodgson, 21 March 1950, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England) is a British vocalist and musician, and he was one of the founding members of the progressive rock group Supertramp. ... Dougie Thomson (pronounced doogie) was born Douglas Thomson on March 24, 1951 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland. ... Steve Reid is an American jazz drummer who has played with a wide range of notable artists including Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, James Brown, Fela Kuti and Sun Ra, and as a session drummer for Motown. ... Scott Page is a session musician, and is frequently hired to perform with bands on tour. ... Supertramp is the self-titled debut album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in July 1970 (see 1970 in music). ... Indelibly Stamped is the second album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ... Crime of the Century is the third album by the Pop Rock/progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ... Crisis? What Crisis? is the fourth album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... Even in the Quietest Moments is the fifth album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). ... Breakfast in America is the sixth album by the band Supertramp, released in 1979. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Brother Where You Bound is the ninth album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Free as a Bird is the tenth album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... Some Things Never Change is the eleventh album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1997 (see 1997 in music). ... Slow Motion is the thirteenth album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 2002. ... Paris is the seventh album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... You Started Laughing Its Alright Not The Moment Bloody Well Right Breakfast In America From Now On Free As A Bird Oh Darling Judt Another Nervous Wreck The Logical Song Im You Hoochie Koochie Man Dont You Lie To Me Crime Of The Century Category: ... // Its A Hard World You Win, I Lose Listen To Me Please Aint Nobody But Me Sooner Or Later Free As A Bird Cannonball From Now On Breakfast In America Give Me A Chance Rudy Downstream Another Mans Woman Take The Long Way Home Bloody Well Right... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Autobiography of Supertramp is the first greatest hits album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1986. ... Very Best Of (Vol. ... Very Best Of (Vol. ... Retrospectacle - The Supertramp Anthology is the first comprehensive boxed set by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in October of 2005. ...

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