Showing posts with label Roger Hodgson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Roger Hodgson. Show all posts

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Wonderful life - Black / Hai hai - Roger Hodgson

Another Italian promo I acquired recently is this single, featuring a track by Black and one by Roger Hodgson. 'Wonderful life' went on to become a major hit worldwide, whereas ex-Supertramp frontman Hodgson didn't really make an impression with the title track of his second solo album.

'Hai hai' did make the album charts in strange places like Canada, Switzerland and Norway (peaking at number 42, 16 and 20 respectively) but it was released just after Hodgson fell from a loft in his home and broke both wrists, which disabled him from promoting the album. Doctors told him he would never play music again. Within a year and a half, he was playing again. These days, he is still touring, although I understand his Supertramp past is still what attracts the most attendees.

My collection: 7" single no. 5965
Found:, received December 7, 2018
Cost: 5 euro

Tracks: 'Wonderful life' (Black) / 'Hai hai' (Roger Hodgson)

Friday, 14 August 2009

Had a dream - Roger Hodgson

Roger Hodgson was born on March 21, 1950 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Between 1969 and 1983 he was a member of the legendary pop group Supertramp, lending the band his distinctive vocals and also writing some of their best known songs.

After he left Supertramp, Hodgson launched into a solo career, starting off with 1984's 'In the eye of the storm'. He was credited with playing nearly all the instruments as well as writing and producing the album. The single 'Had a dream' was released in October 1984 and reached number 39 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 2417
Found: All that music, Leiden, July 22, 1995
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'Had a dream' / 'Only because of you'

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