Richard Thompson Biography (Wikipedia)
Richard John Thompson OBE (born 3 April 1949) is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist.
He made his début as a recording artist as a member of Fairport Convention in September 1967. He continues to write and record new material regularly and frequently performs live throughout the world.
Thompson was awarded the Orville H. Gibson Award for best acoustic guitar player in 1991. Similarly, his songwriting has earned him an Ivor Novello Award and, in 2006, a lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio. Artists who have recorded Thompson's compositions include such diverse talents as Del McCoury, R.E.M., Bonnie Raitt, Christy Moore, David Gilmour, Mary Black, Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw, The Corrs, Sandy Denny, June Tabor, Joel Fafard, Maria McKee, Shawn Colvin, Norma Waterson, Martin Carthy, Nanci Griffith, Graham Parker, Jefferson Starship, The Pointer Sisters, Maura O'Connell, Los Lobos, John Doe, Greg Brown, Bob Mould, Barbara Manning, Loudon Wainwright III, The Futureheads, Jeff Lang, Dinosaur Jr., David Byrne, and The Blind Boys of Alabama.
- Richard Thompson - Why Must I Pleadhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01b3yc4.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01b3yc4.jpg2013-06-07T14:41:00.000ZRichard Thompson performs Why Must I Plead from his 1991 Rumor and Sigh album.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01b3ygb
Richard Thompson - Why Must I Plead
- Richard Thompson - I Misunderstoodhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01b3y20.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01b3y20.jpg2013-06-07T14:39:00.000ZRichard Thompson performs I Misunderstood from his 1991 Rumor and Sigh album.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01b3y27
Richard Thompson - I Misunderstood
- Richard Thompson - God Loves A Drunkhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01b3xwv.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01b3xwv.jpg2013-06-07T14:36:00.000ZRichard Thompson performs God Loves A Drunk from his Rumor and Sigh album.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01b3xx1
Richard Thompson - God Loves A Drunk
- Richard Thompson - I Feel So Goodhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01b3xrm.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01b3xrm.jpg2013-06-07T14:28:00.000ZRichard Thompson performs I Feel So Good from his Rumor and Sigh album.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01b3xs1
Richard Thompson - I Feel So Good
- Richard Thompson speaks to Mark Radcliffehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015d8k5.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015d8k5.jpg2013-03-22T20:00:00.000ZRichard Thompson speaks to Mark Radcliffe about his new album, Electric.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p015db61
Richard Thompson speaks to Mark Radcliffe
Richard Thompson Tracks