The ‘Tickets @ 2’ song today is “Give A Little Bit” by Supertramp.
Supertramp singer/guitarist Roger Hodgson wrote the song when he was a teenager, but didn’t record it until much later. It was about five years between when he wrote the song and when he brought it to the band.
When we spoke to Hodgson in 2012, he explained: “I think it’s a great song, it actually took me six years before I even brought it to the band. But I wrote it around 1970. The late ’60s, early ’70s, was a very idealistic time, one of hope, a lot of peace and love and the dream of the ’60s was still very alive and maturing. The Beatles put out ‘All You Need Is Love’ a year prior to that. I believed in love – it was always for love – and just felt that was the most important thing in life. The song is a call to share your love with your fellow man.”
When we play it between two and three I’ll be looking for the 10th caller at 1-800-232-KRTH.(5784) to win a pair of tickets to Pacific Symphony’s 4th of July Spectacular: Songs of The Eagles at the Verizon Amphitheatre.