Birth name: Charles Roger Pomfret Hodgson (IPI code 00075479440)
Universally acclaimed as one of the most gifted composers and lyricists of our time, Roger Hodgson, co-founder of Supertramp, helped define a generation of progressive rock. Hodgson is the singer/songwriter of such globally successful and enduring anthems as “The Logical Song," “Breakfast in America," “Give a Little Bit," “Take the Long Way Home," “It’s Raining Again," “School,” “Dreamer,” “Fool’s Overture,” and so very many more - timeless songs that helped his former band sell well over 60 million albums to date.
Hodgson co-founded Supertramp in 1969 and for many fans was the heart and spiritual force behind the band for the 14 years prior to his departure in 1983. While he and the other co-founder shared writing credit, they each actually wrote and composed separately. Roger’s passion for his music and his art shines through in the magic and intimacy that is felt when he performs his songs in concert. Hodgson has been touring extensively for the past several years and will again tour worldwide in 2012. “My songs are pieces of my heart that have touched people in a myriad of ways. It’s a very personal connection I have with people and I honor it.” ~ Roger Hodgson
Charles Roger Pomfret Hodgson (born 21 March 1950) is an English musician and songwriter, best known as the former co-frontman of progressive rock band Supertramp.
Hodgson composed and sang the majority of the band's hits, including "Dreamer", "Give a Little Bit", "Breakfast in America", "Take the Long Way Home" and "It's Raining Again".
He left Supertramp in 1983 to pursue a solo career, but after two albums he retired from touring and other industry obligations. In 1997 Hodgson returned to doing solo tours, and as of 2014 is still touring worldwide. He is recognised for his tenor head voice, which became a trademark of his former band Supertramp, and often writes about spiritual and philosophical topics.