Today, April 19th, my Dad has been around for 50 years! And since I am Dad’s little girl, I wish him a big happy birthday in my blog today – as you can see in the picture below.. I AM Dad’s little girl, see the resemblance?
Because Finn is a superdad, cool, fun and very caring. At school, when us kids talked about our parents, and all the other kids bragged about their careers, I couldn’t say much as mine were just unemployed at that time. BUT when my dad played with his band – he was lead guitarist and singer – I could point up at the stage and say “that’s my Dad”, and the other were impressed.
He’s also the guy that who has introduced me to many different kinds of music – especially I thank him for introducing me to Supertramp and Roger Hodgson’s music. Did you know, that Roger Hodgson was a huge source of insperation for my Dad when he was young? That’s one of the reasons why he bought a Gibson back in the days.
A shame he couldn’t come with me to either Randers or Sonderborg, when Roger was there – maybe some other day. At least my mother was with me – even to London too – geez, we’re a family of Roger fans! But anyway, Finn shouldn’t complain – he saw Roger with Supertramp back in 1977 in Copenhagen! Lucky guy.. wish I could have been there, but I wasn’t even a flirt back then…
So today is a special day, that I’ll spend celebrating his birthday – and so far, the weather is absolutely beautiful. Without doubt, he has been a good boy 😉
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I’m not going to write much about this, but this is just great news – I’m happy to see Roger getting the respect he truly deserves for all the wonderful music he has given us over the years – and that is reaching a new generation, not only mine (as I’m a younger fan) but also the generation of my younger cousins (not older than 10 years) who love Roger’s music as well. That proves his music is timeless, and reaches many souls. This award is truly well-deserved. Congratulations!
New York, NY—Singer/Songwriter and co-founder of Supertramp, Roger Hodgson, will be honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers April 9 at the 25th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.
Hodgson is ultimately responsible for the hip hop smash “Cupid’s Chokehold/Breakfast In America” performed by the Gym Class Heroes. That classic hook line “Take a look at my girlfriend, she’s the only one I got” has been stuck in people’s heads since 1979 when Supertramp’s Breakfast In America had a stranglehold on the Billboard #1 Album slot and sold a staggering 18 million copies.
The legendary songwriter would never have dreamt that a song he wrote in his teens when he was barely old enough to vote would span a different genre and become a smash hit again three decades later, a feat seldom replicated.
This is not the first time he has received this award. His classic anthem “Give A Little Bit” was one of the most performed songs in the ASCAP repertoire in 2005 when it was covered by the Goo Goo Dolls, helping to return them to the limelight. Hodgson is also responsible for such rock classics as “The Logical Song,” “Take The Long Way Home,” “Dreamer” and “Fool’s Overture.”
Other artists covering Roger Hodgson’s timeless hits include Scooter who took “The Logical Song” to #3 on the Brit charts. The reigning American Idol winner Taylor Hicks has been performing “Take The Long Way Home” on his current tour. And singer/songwriter James Blunt has been exciting audiences with his cover of “Breakfast In America” on his latest tour.
Roger’s latest DVD, Take The Long Way Home: Live In Montreal (Eagle Rock Entertainment) has him singing 17 of his most beloved songs. Bonus features include rare orchestra and interview footage and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his concert. http://rogerhodgson.com
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