Richard Thompson
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1949-04-03
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Richard John Thompson OBE (born 3 April 1949) is a British songwriter, guitarist and recording and performing musician. Thompson was awarded the Orville H. Gibson award for best acoustic guitar player in 1991. Similarly, his songwriting has earned him an Ivor ...

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She Never Could Resist A Winding Road
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She Never Could Resist A Winding Road She Never Could Resist A Winding Road She Never Could Resist A Winding Road She Never Could Resist A Winding Road
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Patty Don't You Put Me Down
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Patty Don't You Put Me Down Patty Don't You Put Me Down Patty Don't You Put Me Down Patty Don't You Put Me Down
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Stony Ground
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Stony Ground Stony Ground Stony Ground Stony Ground
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Beatnik Walking
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Beatnik Walking Beatnik Walking Beatnik Walking Beatnik Walking
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Long John Silver
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Long John Silver Long John Silver Long John Silver Long John Silver
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Persuasion (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014)
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Persuasion (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014) Persuasion (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014) Persuasion (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014) Persuasion (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014)
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Shoot Out the Lights (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014)
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Shoot Out the Lights (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014) Shoot Out the Lights (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014) Shoot Out the Lights (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014) Shoot Out the Lights (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014)
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Dimming of the Day (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014)
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Dimming of the Day (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014) Dimming of the Day (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014) Dimming of the Day (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014) Dimming of the Day (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014)
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All Buttoned Up
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All Buttoned Up All Buttoned Up All Buttoned Up All Buttoned Up
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Broken Doll
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Where's Your Heart
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Where's Your Heart Where's Your Heart Where's Your Heart Where's Your Heart
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When the Spell is Broken
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When the Spell is Broken When the Spell is Broken When the Spell is Broken When the Spell is Broken
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Beeswing
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Beeswing Beeswing Beeswing Beeswing
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Tear Stained Letter (London, Town & Country Club 1994)
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Tear Stained Letter (London, Town & Country Club 1994) Tear Stained Letter (London, Town & Country Club 1994) Tear Stained Letter (London, Town & Country Club 1994) Tear Stained Letter (London, Town & Country Club 1994)
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Gypsy Love Songs (London, Town & Country Club 1994)
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Gypsy Love Songs (London, Town & Country Club 1994) Gypsy Love Songs (London, Town & Country Club 1994) Gypsy Love Songs (London, Town & Country Club 1994) Gypsy Love Songs (London, Town & Country Club 1994)
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Read About Love (London, Town & Country Club 1994)
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Read About Love (London, Town & Country Club 1994) Read About Love (London, Town & Country Club 1994) Read About Love (London, Town & Country Club 1994) Read About Love (London, Town & Country Club 1994)
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Saving the Good Stuff for You
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Saving the Good Stuff for You Saving the Good Stuff for You Saving the Good Stuff for You Saving the Good Stuff for You
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Waltzin's for Dreamers
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Waltzin's for Dreamers Waltzin's for Dreamers Waltzin's for Dreamers Waltzin's for Dreamers
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Biography

Richard John Thompson OBE (born 3 April 1949) is a British songwriter, guitarist and recording and performing musician.

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.

Thompson 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.

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