You are viewing an old version of this wiki. View the latest version.
Dutch millionaire Stanley August Miesegaes gave Rick Davies the opportunity to form his own band back in 1969. After two albums the moneyman left and the band was up to it for themselves.
Supertramp is an English progressive rock and pop band that had a series of top-selling albums in the 1970s.
Their early music included ambitious concept albums, but they are best known for their later, somewhat Beatlesque pop songs including "Dreamer", "Goodbye Stranger", "Give A Little Bit", and "The Logical Song". Despite chart success the band never attained stardom; it was remarked at the height of their popularity that Supertramp was the best-selling group in the world whose members could walk down any street and not be recognised.
The name was taken from W. H. Davies' 1908 novel The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp.
Australian rock journalist and critic Toby Creswell named them as "probably the worst rock and roll group" in his 2005compendium 1001 songs.
Artist descriptions on Last.fm are editable by everyone. Feel free to contribute!
All user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply.