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Birth date: March, 1951
Birth place: Glasgow, Scotland
Dougie Thomson (pronounced "doogie") was born Douglas Campbell Thomson on March 24, 1951 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland and raised in the Rutherglen area of the same city. Dougie was a member of the so-called Supertramp 'classic lineup' playing bass guitar from 1973 until Supertramp's initial break-up in 1988.
Dougie's musical career began in August 1969 when he joined a local Glaswegian band "The Beings". Then in September of 1971 Dougie, joins The Alan Bown Set replacing Andy Brown and, as fate has it, first worked with future Supertramp bandmate John Helliwell briefly. In February of 1972, Dougie tried out for Supertramp and ended up playing with the band at several gigs as a temporary stand-in. In 1973, Dougie joined Supertramp as bass player and also helps take over the business management along with Dave Margereson. He also persuaded John Helliwell into joining the band.
Dougie would play with Supertramp on its Crime of the Century, Crisis? What Crisis?, Even in the Quietest Moments, Breakfast in America, Paris, ...Famous Last Words..., Brother Where You Bound and Free as a Bird albums.
After Supertramp initially disbanded in 1988, Dougie became a publisher in the music business creating Trinity publishing and works with a management company in Chicago, Illinois. He did not participate in Supertramp's regrouping in 1997 for the album Some Things Never Change.
He is also an avid sailor owning a number of yachts.
He has 3 kids, James Thomson, who is currently thirteen years old, Kyle Thomson, currently ten years old, and Emma Thomson, who is mid 20 to early 30 range. He also is working with JBM management, Managing New Sense, Disturbed, The Fags and Dark New Day.
Please read this interesting INTERVIEW made in June 1998