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Richard Thompson
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Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson (born April 3, 1949) is a musician, most known as a guitar-player and songwriter. He first became prominent as a founding member of Fairport Convention, "the English Jefferson Airplane" and later pioneers of British Folk Rock. He went solo in 1971, then later performed as a duo with wife Linda. They made two notable albums as a duo - "I Want To see The Bright Lights Tonight" and "Shoot Out The Lights". The couple divorced in 1982, and he now performs solo again. Richard continues to make critically acclaimed albums but has somehow avoided mainstream success.

At the time of their divorce, Linda was pregnant with their son Teddy Thompson, who started his own career in 2003. All three recorded together on Linda's album "Fashionably Late", which also included bass player Danny Thompson (no relation).

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