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Richard Thompson OBE (born 3 April 1949, Notting Hill, London) is a British singer/songwriter and guitarist. Highly regarded for his guitar techniques, 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. Thompson made his debut as a recording artist as a member of Fairport Convention in September 1967. He left the group in… read more

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  • New album is quality is usual - I love 'Broken Doll' in particular. If possible, pick up the deluxe edition, though. The 'Variations' EP is much more loose and fun, and 'Wounding Myself' is an instant classic, with a soaring, memorable chorus.
  • One day festival celebrating Bert Jansch's recording of 'Rosemary Lane' in Ticehurst, Sussex - great line up including Bonnie 'Morning Dew' Dobson, Trembling Bells, Jon Allen. Special Guests TBA - http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rosemary-lane-day-at-the-bell-in-tichurst-tickets-17175445219?fb_action_ids=10153391566700070&fb_action_types=og.likes
  • Mother Knows Best may be the toughest song written by a folk artist. Don't know who he hated that much, but he got nailed to a cross.
  • Can't believe so few has listened to Henry the Human Fly. The first album and among his best
  • Everyone please try out the Thompson album "Family" - It's out now and has two songs by Richard, with all instruments played by members of the extended Thompson clan.
  • The new album, Acoustic Classics, is a godsend.
  • 'The Calvary Cross' is one of those songs that you listen until it hurts...it's so sweet and so sad...
  • classic folk-tune
  • well- as far as his skill as a guitarist---one only has to see one of his shows to understand..... but the "best" is ALWAYS subjective...so,,, better than Clapton, page, ,,, etc is up to the listener--ive always felt that he was very interesting and that keeps my involvement in his music up
  • Electric is an excellent album. My fave since Mock Tudor.

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