Roger Hogdson used to be the lead singer of Supertramp. He left the band in the early 80s to start a solo career. He released this single, and the album "Sleeping with the Enemy" to great critical appeal, then promptly broke both his wrists, sidelining him for several years. He eventually recovered, and still records and performs, most recently with Ringo Starr's All Starr Band.
I heard this song on the radio a few months ago, and it was running through my head for weeks.
I looked it up the other night, and found the video for it as well. I remember seeing it on MTV in the mid-80s, and was ust blown away at the time. It's still a pretty awesome video, and the song is just a killer.