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with Richard Thompson

Duration:
1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 21 July 2014

Legendary guitarist Richard Thompson joins Simon to talk about his new album, and plays us his favourite guitar riffs!

Plus award-winning writer Ben McFarland tells us why we should be going to more beer festivals, we hear the confession of a duplicitous disc jockey, and Gavin Pretor-Pinney from the Cloud Appreciation Society answers our Homework question: "How long does it take for a drop of rain to drop from a cloud to the ground?".

Music Played

12 items
  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Young Americans

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Ben Watt

    Ben Watt Forget

    (CD Single), Caroline International, 1

  • Image for Steve Miller Band

    Steve Miller Band Fly Like An Eagle

    American F.M. (Various Artists), Nectar

  • Image for Wham!

    Wham! Club Tropicana

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for The Who

    The Who You Better You Bet

    The Who - Who's Better, Who's Best, Polydor

  • Image for Paul Carrack

    Paul Carrack One In A Million

    Rain Or Shine, Carrack-UK, 1

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon Mother & Child Reunion

    The Paul Simon Anthology (Disc 1), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Average White Band

    Average White Band Let's Go Round Again

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1980, Connoisseur

  • Image for Richard Thompson

    Richard Thompson I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight

    Acoustic Classics, Beeswing Records, 001

  • Image for Ward Thomas

    Ward Thomas Push For The Stride

    (CD Single), WTW, 1

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Wayfarer

    (CD Single), 157 Records, 001

  • Image for Bo Diddley

    Bo Diddley I'm A Man

    Chess Masters: Record 1 (Various Artists), Chess, 2

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