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United Kingdom (1969 – 1983, 1988 – present)

Supertramp are a British group playing a mix of and that notably had a series of top-selling albums in the , 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 and , 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.

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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 have since incorporated a combination of traditional rock, pop and art rock into their music.

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