1970/73 The early Tours

1970/73 The early Tours



Supertramp started a new age with this line up, middle 1973, playing in several schools and theaters around UK, until the official "Crime of the Century" tour that started late 1974. (Line up: Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson, John Helliwell, Dougie Thomson, Bob Siebenberg)

With this new line up (the classical) they started a new era, just playing new songs since then.
And any song from the first two Supertramp albums was included in their shows during the next decade.
That was the way they decided for their future, and it was good, cause they reached the top during the decade 1973-1983. (The Golden decade)


Before all that, with the previous line-up, they performed lots of shows in clubs, little theatres, schools, universities, etc,...
Here you'll find some of it and highlights:

YEAR 1970

Documentary Film "Daddy-Portrait 1970" shot in Munich. (still the old band name "Daddy")
The band was playing in Munich at that time

Supertramp recorded their first album at Morgan Sound Studios in
Willesden, North West London, England.

Richard Davies Organ, Harmonica, Piano, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals
Roger Hodgson Steel-String & Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Cello, Flageolet, Lead Vocals
Robert Millar Drums, Harmonica
Richard Palmer Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Balalaika, Electric Guitar, Lead Vocals

Work on "Purgatory" soundtrack in Munich.
"Supertramp" (AMSL-981) released in UK w/ reception at The Revolution Club, London, July 14.

Photo: Roger on bass circa 1969/1970


June 5 (Friday)
Supertramp played their London debut at the Lyceum, Strand, West Central London, with Procol Harum, Hard Meat, Argent.

July 5 (Saturday)
Supertramp played the Farx in Southhall, Middlesex, England, with Black Widow.

July 14 (Saturday)
Supertramp (AMSL-981) released in the UK. The band have a reception at The Revolution Club, London, England.

July 14 (Saturday)
Supertramp played their first performance at the famous Marquee Club, at 90 Wardour Street, Soho, West London, supporting The Keef Hartley Band.

July 24 (Friday)
Supertramp played the Marquee Club, Soho, West London, supporting The Groundhogs.

August 16 (Sunday)
Supertramp played the famous Roundhouse, in Chalk Farm Road, Chalk Farm, North West London, with Writing On The Wall, Trader Horn, Stoics, Wishbone Ash, Heads Hands and Feet.

August 21 (Friday)
Supertramp played the Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumbria, England, supported Mott the Hopple, with Quintessence.

August 23 (Sunday)
Supertramp played the Wake Arms, in Epping, Essex, England.

August 27 (Thursday)
Supertramp played the second day of the famous Isle of Wight Festival at East Afton Farm, Godshill, with Gary Farr, Andy Roberts Everyone, Howl, Black Widow, Groundhogs, Terry Reid, Gilberto Gil.

August 31 (Monday)
Supertramp played the Cooks Ferry Inn, in Edmonton, North West London, England.

September 14 (Monday)
Supertramp played the Bristol, Somerset, England, with Ten Years After. The start of their UK tour.

September 17 (Thursday)
Supertramp played the Greyhound, Croydon, Surrey, England.

October 4 (Sunday)
Supertramp played in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. The end of their UK tour.

October 9 (Saturday)
Supertramp played Canterbury Darwin College, Canterbury, Kent, England, with Blodwyn Pig.

October 29 (Thursday)
Supertramp played Clouds, Derby, Derbyshire, England.

November 27 (Friday)
Supertramp played Westfield Collge, London, supporting Mott the Hoople, with Cochise.

November 30 (Monday)
Supertramp played the King's Head, Romford, Essex, England.

December 5 1970 (Saturday)
Supertramp played Liverpool University, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

December 10 (Thursday)
Supertramp played at Hipnotique, Fossgate, York? Yorkshire? England.

December 11 (Friday)
Supertramp played Cannock Chase Technical College, Cannock, Staffordshire, England.


YEAR 1971

Supertramp recorded their second album.

Supertramp released their second album Indelibly Stamped (AMLH-64306) [UK].

Kevin Currie Percussion, Drums
Rick Davies Harmonica, Keyboards, Lead Vocals
Frank Farrell Bass, Piano, Accordion, Backing Vocals
Roger Hodgson Steel-String & Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Lead Vocals
Dave Winthrop Flute, Saxophone Lead Vocals

February 21 (Sunday)
Supertramp played in Stowe, Buckinghamshire, England, with Genesis.

September 27 (Monday)
Supertramp played at St George's Concert Hall, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, supporting Ten Years After, with Keith Christmas.

November 11 (Thursday)
Supertramp played the Town Hall, Hammersmith, West London, England, supporting Gong, with Lady Jane and Charon.


YEAR 1972

Lots of shows in UK.

April 3 (Monday)
Supertramp played the Festhalle, Bern, Switzerland.

Fall 1972: Tour of Scandinavia.



22/08/1972 - Supertramp
TX - 12/09/1972
Pony Express
Everyone Is Listening
I Can See

Richard Davies (Organ, Vocals)
Frank Farrell (Guitar, Vocals)
Dave Winthrop (Saxophone, Vocals)
Kevin Currie (Drums)
Roger Hodgson (Bass, Vocals)

20/11/1972 - Supertramp
TX - 23/11/1972
Summer Romance
Pony Express

Richard Davies (Organ, Vocals)
Dougie Thompson (Bass)
Dave Winthrop (Saxophone, Vocals)
Kevin Currie (Drums)
Roger Hodgson (Bass, Vocals)

25/06/1973 - Supertramp
TX - 05/07/1973
Chicken Man
Down In Mexico
Just A Normal Day
(& Land Ho, 2/3/74, Rock On)

Richard Davies (Organ, Vocals)
Dougie Thompson (Bass)
Dave Winthrop (Saxophone, Vocals)
Kevin Currie (Drums)
Roger Hodgson (Bass, Vocals)

23/05/1974 - Supertramp
TX - 06/06/1974
If Everyone Was Listening
Bloody Well Right

Richard Davies (Organ, Vocals)
Dougie Thompson (Bass)
John Anthony Heliwell (Saxophone, Clarinet, Vocals)
Bob C. Benberg (Drums)
Roger Hodgson (Bass, Vocals)

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