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Supertramp

Supertramp are an English rock band formed in 1969 under the name Daddy before renaming themselves in early 1970. Though their music was initially categorised as progressive rock, they later incorporated a combination of traditional rock, pop and art rock into their music. The band's work is marked by the songwriting of Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson and the prominent use of Wurlitzer electric piano and saxophone.

While the band's early work was mainstream progressive rock, they would enjoy greater commercial success when they incorporated more conventional and radio-friendly elements into their work in the mid-1970s, going on to sell more than 60 million albums. They reached their commercial peak with 1979's Breakfast in America, which has sold more than 20 million copies.

Though their albums were generally far more successful than their singles, Supertramp did enjoy a number of major hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including "Bloody Well Right", "Give a Little Bit", "The Logical Song", "Goodbye Stranger", "Take the Long Way Home", "Dreamer", "Breakfast in America", "It's Raining Again", and "Cannonball". The band attained significant popularity in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa and Australia. Since Hodgson's departure in 1983, founder Rick Davies has led the band by himself.

Supertramp were a British progressive rock band that released a series of top-selling albums in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Backed by a Dutch millionaire named Stanley August Miesegaes, vocalist, pianist and ex-drummer Rick Davies (born Richard Davies, July 22, 1944 in Eastcott Hill, Swindon, Wiltshire, England) used newspaper advertising in Melody Maker to recruit an early version of the band in August 1969.
The first album, Supertramp, was released in July 14, 1970 in the UK only (it was first issued in the US in 1977)

 

70's Rock

Give a Little Bit
Goodbye Stranger
Take The Long Way Home
The Logical Song

Members of this Group


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Comments


Brent
February 5, 2010 (5:35pm)
Crime of the Century,one of the best albums ever,from the first song to the very end.
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