Supertramp - Dreamer

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Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) Writer and Composer of Dreamer

Roger Hodgson co-founded Supertramp in 1969 and was the driving force behind what fans call the 14 golden years of the band. He wrote, sang, and arranged the enduring rock standards that made Supertramp a worldwide phenomenon with album sales in excess of 60 million. “Dreamer" was the first hit song Roger ever wrote and composed and it became the first hit song for Supertramp. In addition to “Dreamer,” Roger also gave us timeless classics such as Give a Little Bit, Breakfast in America, The Logical Song, Take the Long Way Home, School, It's Raining Again, Fool's Overture, and many more.

"I'm fortunate to have written songs that have become hits without ever trying to write one. I’ve never been successful ‘trying’ to write a hit song. Inspiration has come to me in many different ways. The inspiration for ‘Dreamer' was born out of excitement and just erupted out of me. I managed to get my hands on a Wurlitzer Piano and I took it down to my mother’s house. It was the first time being alone with one and when I started playing it, the song just exploded out of me. I made a magical demo of it on a 2 track tape recorder, using lampshades and cardboard boxes for percussion. Looking back, it was quite auspicious that as a young songwriter with so many dreams I had my first hit with a song named Dreamer. It’s a song and lyric that seems to have captured the imagination (and dreams) of people worldwide. I always play it near the end of my concerts and it never fails to get people dancing and celebrating.” ~ Roger Hodgson

Roger is currently on tour and selling out shows around the world. Every concert is a powerful emotional journey and his passion for his music and his art shines through in the magic and intimacy that is felt by the audience. For tour details, visit or

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“Dreamer" may be found on Roger’s latest release, “Classics Live.” The CD is available at or on iTunes at The song is also available on Roger’s “Take the Long Way Home - Live in Montreal” DVD - also available through the Store.
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