Music / Supertramp

The classic lineup, circa 1979. Left to right: Bob Siebenberg, Rick Davies, John Helliwell, Dougie Thompson, Roger Hodgson.
I can see you in the morning when you go to school
Don't forget your books, you know you've got to learn the golden rule,
Teacher tells you stop your play and get on with your work
And be like Johnny well don't you know he never shirks,
he's coming along!

Supertramp is a British Progressive Rock band, that was big in the 70s and 80s, with such songs as "The Logical Song", "Breakfast in America", and "Take The Long Way Home", all three of which appeared on what is considered their greatest album, Breakfast in America. Their most well-known members are singers and multi-instrumentalists Roger Hodgson (who left in 1983) and Rick Davies (still in the band).

Current members:
  • Rick Davies Vocals, keyboards, harmonica, composition, saxophone
  • John Helliwell Vocals, woodwinds, keyboards, synthesisers
  • Bob Siebenberg – Drums, percussion
  • Carl Verheyen Guitars, percussion, backing vocals
  • Cliff Hugo Bass
  • Lee Thornburg Trombone, trumpet, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jesse Siebenberg Percussion, vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Gabe Dixon Keyboards, tambourine, vocals
  • Cassie Miller Background vocals

Former members:
  • Roger Hodgson Vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, cello, flute, composition
  • Dougie Thomson Bass, backing vocals
  • Mark Hart Vocals, keyboards, guitar
  • Tom Walsh Percussion
  • Kevin Currie Percussion
  • Richard Palmer-James Vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, balalaikanote 
  • Robert Millar Percussion, harmonica
  • Dave Winthrop Woodwinds, vocals
  • Frank Farrell bass, keyboards, backing vocals

Studio albums to date:
  • Supertramp (1970)
  • Indelibly Stamped (1971)
  • Crime of the Century (1974)
  • Crisis? What Crisis? (1975)
  • Even in the Quietest Moments... (1977)
  • Breakfast in America (1979)
  • ...Famous Last Words... (1982)
  • Brother Where You Bound (1985)
  • Free as a Bird (1987)
  • Some Things Never Change (1997)
  • Slow Motion (2002)

Live albums to date:
  • Paris (1980)
  • Live '88 (1988)
  • It Was the Best of Times (1999)
  • Is Everybody Listening? (2001)
  • 70-10 Tour (2010)

Compilation albums to date:
  • The Autobiography (1986)
  • The Very Best of Supertramp (1990)
  • The Very Best of Supertramp 2 (1992)
  • Retrospectacle (2005)

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