All prayers and well wishes to Dougie Thomson who is very ill at this time. https://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/teams/morton/morton-midfielder-kyle-thomson-leaves-club-to-be-with-ill-supertramp-dad-1-4838635
VINYL ENTHUSIASTS! Have you purchased Roger Hodgson’s Classics Live 1 on limited edition BLUE vinyl? Only 500 albums were mastered at London’s Abbey Road Studios. The first 100 off the presses will be hand numbered and signed by Roger. Gift yourself or a loved one for the upcoming holiday season. Pre-orders are being accepted now at RogerHodgsonStore.com. All orders placed before November 6 will receive a free Classics Live CD. This purchase qualifies for free shipping worldwide. Enjoy this incredible collection of live performances from Roger’s acoustic, band, and orchestra shows from around the world on his 2010 tour. Track List Take The Long Way Home (Band) Belo Horizonte, Brazil Give A Little Bit (Band) Norwegian Wood, Norway Hide In Your Shell (Band) Valencia, Venezuela Breakfast In America (Band) Belo Horizonte, Brazil Only Because Of You/ Lord Is It Mine? (Acoustic) Paris, France/Biberach, Germany The Logical Song (Band) Belo Horizonte, Brazil School (Orchestra) Babelsberg, Germany Dreamer (Band) Valencia, Venezuela Two Of Us (Acoustic) Bremen, Germany It's Raining Again (Band) Belo Horizonte, Brazil #RogerHodgson #Supertramp #ClassicsLive
Kate Murtagh who graced the cover of Supertramp’s “Breakfast In America” would have been 98 today. She died on September 10, 2017 at the age of 96. I had a chance to meet Kate shortly before she passed away, she was a grand lady who was also an artist, In fact her room was filled with paintings including some that were of sad clowns. Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus had just announced that they were no longer featuring elephants and she was quite happy about that. She told me the few times that she got to travel to Japan to promote “Breakfast In America” and how some girls there had spotted her and were pointing at her because they had recognized her. She also had some nice things to say about the band. Let’s raise a glass to a great lady today. Kate, I really miss you!
Producer Geoff Emerick who was supposed to produce Supertramp’s “Even In The Quietest Moments” in 1977 suffered a fatal heart attack today. Incidentally, in 1975 Geoff and Paul McCartney won album of the year for “Band On The Run” over Producer Ken Scott and Supertramp’s “Crime Of The Century.” Both Geoff and Ken had previously worked with the Beatles.
Finally a picture and a article on the “Ricky and the Rockets” concert last week. Note: “Don’t you Lie To Me” is a Song by “Tampa Red” that has been performed by many blues musicians, and has been played by Supertramp during many of their encores. A good live version of it can be found on their hard to find CD “Live 88.” http://www.avenuemagazine.com/rockin-with-the-rockets/
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Sherbrooke, QC, Canada ~ July 21, 2018 After a spectacular fireworks show on the water in the picturesque city of Sherbrooke, Roger took the stage at 10:30 PM. To say that the grounds at the festival were crowded would be a gross understatement! People were all over the hill and around the sides of the stage. In fact it was impossible to get any type of head count because you couldn’t see everyone! I have always said to myself that if Roger just wanted to tour Quebec, he would still do well because of the demand and appreciation of his songs and talents. I have to say that it was a bit jarring to not see both Aaron and Kevin up there on the stage, but the two new band members did a excellent job. In case you didn’t know, Aaron and Kevin have decided to take a break from the rigors of the road to spend time with their families. The two new band members are Michael Ghegan from New Jersey on Sax and keyboards, and Ray Coburn from Toronto on keyboards, and they were both more than up to the task, each providing backing vocals. The California duo of David J. Carpenter, and Bryan Head on bass and drums are still holding down the bottom end as they along with the new members and Roger tackled Roger’s biggest hits from 5 of Supertramp’s biggest albums, and several of Roger’s solo albums. After the show I spoke to some of the fans, with one saying that his bucket list was now completed. What a great way to complete one on such a perfect night! #Supertramp #LaFêteduLacdesNationsFestival #BreakfastinAmerica