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Supertramp

 

Supertramp are a British group playing a mix of progressive rock and pop rock that notably had a series of top-selling albums in the 70s, producing several hit singles. The band was formed in the United Kingdom in 1969. All the group’s members were musicians capable of playing multiple types of instruments, including brass and woodwinds. Co-founder, composer and lead singer, Roger Hodgson left the band in 1983 to bring up his children. In 1988, Supertramp re-formed with some former members plus several new ones, and they continue to tour.

Music in their early period consisted of ambitious concept albums, but they are best known for their pop-influenced tracks such as “Dreamer”, “Give a Little Bit”,” Goodbye Stranger”, and “The Logical Song”, among others. Going for an arena-friendly sound in the 70s and 80s, they achieved the same sort of vibe as contemporaries Asia, Boston, Styx, and so on. The band’s name was taken from W.H. Davies’ 1908 novel The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp.

Their ‘golden era’ albums ‘Crime of the Century’ (1974) and ‘Even In The Quietest Moments’ (1977) were both notably produced by former Beatles producer Ken Scott. Their 1979 album ‘Breakfast In America’ also reached number one on the Billboard album charts (number three in the U.K. as well) and was certified platinum four times by the RIAA.


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

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