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Richard Thompson

voc, g, *1949 GB, Notting Hill
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Rock, Folk and World
A.k.a. Richard John Thompson Marvyn Prestwick Woolfe J. Flywheel

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

  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Mandolin
  • Electric guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Rock
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
1952 Vincent Black Lightning on Rumor And Sigh by Richard Thompson
Beeswing on Mirror Blue by Richard Thompson
Persuasion on Action Packed: The Best Of The Capitol Years by Richard Thompson
I Feel So Good on Rumor And Sigh by Richard Thompson
Dad's Gonna Kill Me on Live Warrior by Richard Thompson
Mingulay Boat Song on Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Song And Chanteys by Various Artists
Dad's Gonna Kill Me on Sweet Warrior by Richard Thompson
Glencoe on Music From Grizzly Man by Richard Thompson
Oops! I Did It Again on 1000 Years of Popular Music by Richard Thompson
I Misunderstood on Rumor And Sigh by Richard Thompson

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
13 RiversRichard Thompson2018Album
Acoustic Classics II + RaritiesRichard Thompson2017Album
Acoustic Classics IIRichard Thompson2017Album
Acoustic RaritiesRichard Thompson2017Album
StillRichard Thompson2015Album
Acoustic ClassicsRichard Thompson2014Album
ElectricRichard Thompson2013Album
Salford SundayRichard Thompson2013Single
Haul Me Up(Live)Richard Thompson2012Single
Richard Thompson's Cabaret Of SoulsRichard Thompson2012Album
The Folk City BroadcastRichard Thompson2011Album
Live At The BBCRichard Thompson Featuring Linda Thompson2011Album
Tiny Desk ConcertRichard Thompson2011Album
Dream AtticRichard Thompson2010Album
Dream AtticRichard Thompson2010Album
Live WarriorRichard Thompson2009Album
Walking On A Wire 1968-2009Richard Thompson2009Compil.
Electric NightRichard Thompson2009Album
Sweet WarriorRichard Thompson2007Album
Sweet Warrior Radio SamplerRichard Thompson2007Album
'RT' On 'FR' (Richard Thompson On The Free Reed Label)Richard Thompson2006Compil.
The Life And Music Of Richard ThompsonRichard Thompson2006Compil.
Some Enchanted EveningsRichard Thompson2005Album
Front Parlour BalladsRichard Thompson2005Album
Grizzly ManRichard Thompson2005Album
Live From Austin TXRichard Thompson2005Album
The Chrono Show (Live Versions Of Vintage Favourites)Richard Thompson2004Album
FaithlessRichard Thompson2004Album
TracksRichard Thompson2003Album
1000 Years Of Popular MusicRichard Thompson2003Album
She Said It Was DestinyRichard Thompson2003Single
I'll Tag AlongRichard Thompson2003Single
The Old Kit BagRichard Thompson2003Album
Action Packed: The Best Of The Capitol YearsRichard Thompson2001Album
Mock TudorRichard Thompson1999Album
Selected Tracks Live At Mountain StageRichard Thompson1999Album
Crawl Back (Under My Stone)Richard Thompson1999Single
The Bones Of All MenPhilip Pickett With Richard Thompson & Fairport Convention1998Album
Celtschmerz: Live UK '98Richard Thompson1998Album
IndustryRichard Thompson + Danny Thompson1997Album
Bug Music SamplerRichard Thompson1997Album
A little comedy, A little AgonyRichard Thompson1996Album
ItRichard Thompson1996Album
Lost In SeattleRichard Thompson1996Album
Dark Hand Over My HeartRichard Thompson1996Single
ItRichard Thompson1996Album
You? Me? Us?Richard Thompson1996Album
Live At Crawley 1993Richard Thompson With Danny Thompson1995Album
Clown Time Is OverRichard Thompson1995Album
Columbia GoldRichard Thompson1994Album
A Rare ThingRichard Thompson1994Album
Easy There, Steady NowRichard Thompson1994Single
Mirror BlueRichard Thompson1994Album
Distant Sun / Locked Out / Nails In My Feet / I MisunderstoodCrowded House, Richard Thompson1994Album
Mirror BlueRichard Thompson1994Album
Doom & GloomRichard Thompson1994Album
I Can't Wake Up To Save My LifeRichard Thompson1993Single
Straws In The WindRichard Thompson1993Album
Watching The Dark - The History Of Richard ThompsonRichard Thompson1993Compil.
An Acoustic EveningRichard Thompson & David Byrne1992Album
Rumor And SighRichard Thompson1991Album
In Concert-523Richard Thompson1991Album
Sweet Talker (Original Music From The Movie)Richard Thompson1991Album
Read About LoveRichard Thompson1991Single
I Feel So GoodRichard Thompson1991Single
The Hannibal SamplerRichard Thompson1991Compil.
I MisunderstoodRichard Thompson1991Single
Reckless KindRichard Thompson1989Single
AmnesiaRichard Thompson1988Album
Turning Of The TideRichard Thompson1988Single
The Marksman - Music From The BBC TV SeriesRichard Thompson And Peter Filleul1987Album
In Concert-401Richard Thompson1987Album
Nearly In LoveRichard Thompson1986Single
ValerieRichard Thompson1986Single
Daring AdventuresRichard Thompson1986Album
An Hour With Cecil Sharp & Ashley HutchingsCecil Sharp & Ashley Hutchings With Guests Martin Carthy ● Richard Thompson ● Dave Whetstone1986Album
Shoot Out The LightsRichard Thompson1986Single
You Don't SayRichard Thompson1985Single
Across A Crowded RoomRichard Thompson1985Album
Across A Crowded RoomRichard Thompson1985Album
Polygram Records In-Store Play Sampler...Richard Thompson, The Velvet Underground And Van Morrison1985Compil.
When The Spell Is BrokenRichard Thompson1985Album
Small Town Romance (Live / Solo In New York)Richard Thompson1984Album
Tear Stained LetterRichard Thompson1984Single
Wrong Heart BeatRichard Thompson1983Single
Rock Guitar GuideMichael Schenker, Ron Wood, Richard Thompson1983Album
Hand Of KindnessRichard Thompson1983Album
Variations On A ThemeDavid Thomas And The Pedestrians with Richard Thompson1983Album
Hand Of KindnessRichard Thompson1983Album
Strict Tempo! (Traditional & Modern Tunes For All Occasions!!)Richard Thompson1981Album
Richard Thompson Live! (More Or Less)Richard Thompson1976Compil.
(Guitar, Vocal) A Collection Of Unreleased And Rare Material 1967-1976Richard Thompson1976Album
Henry The Human FlyRichard Thompson1972Album
Morris OnAshley Hutchings . Richard Thompson . Dave Mattacks . John Kirkpatrick . Barry Dransfield1972Album
Nocturnal EmissionsRichard ThompsonAlbum
Big City ClassicRichard ThompsonAlbum
Sights And Sounds Of London TownRichard ThompsonAlbum
Alone With His GuitarRichard ThompsonAlbum
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