Richard Thompson
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1949-04-03
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Richard Thompson

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 at venues 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.

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Drifting Through The Days
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Drifting Through The Days
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1952 Vincent Black Lightning
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1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Buddy Miller
Wedding Bells
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Wedding Bells
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I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
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I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
Richard Thompson
Beeswing (6 Music Session, 24 Dec 2010)
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Beeswing (6 Music Session, 24 Dec 2010)
Richard Thompson
The Three Ravens (6 Music Session, 24 Dec 2010)
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The Three Ravens (6 Music Session, 24 Dec 2010)
Richard Thompson
Stumble On (6 Music Session, 24 Dec 2010)
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Stumble On (6 Music Session, 24 Dec 2010)
Richard Thompson
Oops!... I Did It Again (6 Music Session, 24 Dec 2010)
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Oops!... I Did It Again (6 Music Session, 24 Dec 2010)
Richard Thompson
Here Comes Geordie (6 Music Session, 24 Dec 2010)
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Here Comes Geordie (6 Music Session, 24 Dec 2010)
Richard Thompson
When the Spell is Broken (Hammersmith Odeon 1986)
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When the Spell is Broken (Hammersmith Odeon 1986)
Richard Thompson
Nearly In Love - Hammersmith Odeon 1986
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Nearly In Love - Hammersmith Odeon 1986
Richard Thompson
Wall Of Death - Hammersmith Odeon 1986
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Wall Of Death - Hammersmith Odeon 1986
Richard Thompson
Vincent Black Lightning 1952
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Vincent Black Lightning 1952
Richard Thompson
Needle and Thread (6 Music Session, 9 Jan 2009)
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Needle and Thread (6 Music Session, 9 Jan 2009)
Richard Thompson
Keep Your Distance
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Keep Your Distance
Joan Baez
She Never Could Resist A Winding Road
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She Never Could Resist A Winding Road
Richard Thompson
Shoot Out the Lights (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014)
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Shoot Out the Lights (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014)
Richard Thompson
Persuasion (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014)
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Persuasion (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014)
Richard Thompson
Dimming of the Day (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014)
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Dimming of the Day (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014)
Richard Thompson
Fergus Laing (6 Music Session, 18/07/2014)
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Fergus Laing (6 Music Session, 18/07/2014)
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I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014)
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I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight (6 Music Session, 18 Jul 2014)
Richard Thompson
The Snow Goose
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The Snow Goose
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See My Friends
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See My Friends
Richard Thompson
God Loves a Drunk
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God Loves a Drunk
Richard Thompson
A Heart Needs a Home
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A Heart Needs a Home
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