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Number 116

Supertramp - Dreamer (AM AMS7132 - 1974)

I first saw this London-based band on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1974 performing this song, which was unlike anything I'd heard previously, possibly due to Roger Hodgson's use of the Wurlitzer electric piano as a lead instrument. There was a great urgency to this performance, emphasised by Hodgson's frantic playing, augmented by John Helliwell's novel playing of the wine glass towards the end of the performance, which kept me occupied for months afterwards, annoying anyone who came within earshot of the irritating ringing sound. With Prog Rock origins, the band would later conquer the world with their multi-million selling album Breakfast in America.