Richard Thompson: 'Still' Breathing Life Into Folk (From the Archives)

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Aug 24, 2020

 

By the age of 21, Richard Thompson had already helped to define the sound of 60s folk-rock with his band Fairport Convention. He emerged as a leading songwriter of his generation in a series of albums with his then-wife, Linda Thompson, culminating in one of the most harrowing breakup albums ever made, Shoot Out The Lights in 1982. Since then, he’s had a notable solo career, both for his own songwriting and for his eccentric and eclectic side-projects, like the brilliant 1000 Years of Popular Mu...more

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