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Supertramp is a British progressive rock and pop band that had a series of top-selling albums in the 1970s. The band was formed in the United Kingdom in 1969. Co-founder, composer and lead singer, Roger Hodgson left the band in 1983 to raise his children. In 1988]1988, Supertramp re-formed with some former members plus several new musicians, and remained active until 2002. Roger Hodgson is currently touring world wide solo, with band and with orchestra.
Music in their early period consisted of ambitious concept albums, but they are best known for their pop songs including Dreamer, Give a Little Bit, Goodbye Stranger, and The Logical Song. The band's name was taken from W.H. Davies' 1908 novel The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp.
Their albums Crime of the Century (1974) and Even In The Quietest Moments (1977) were both produced by former Beatles producer Ken Scott. Their 1979 album Breakfast in America reached #1 on the Billboard album charts (#3 in the UK) and was certified Platinum four times by the RIAA.
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