Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

  • Richard Thompson - LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: (Clockwise from top left) Richard Thompson, Kate Pullinger, Michael Nunn, Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, William Trevitt, Richard Wentworth, Chloe Dew-Mathews, Graham Gingles and Neil Bartlett pose on the roof after the announcement of the programme for 14 - 18 NOW, the official arts programme for the WW1 centenary, onboard the HMS President on March 27, 2014 in London, England.
  • Richard Thompson - LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: (L-R) Kate Pullinger, Neil Bartlett, Michael Nunn, Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Graham Gingles, Richard Thompson, William Trevitt, Richard Wentworth and Chloe Dewe-Mathews pose on the roof after the announcement of the programme for 14 - 18 NOW, the official arts programme for the WW1 centenary, onboard the HMS President on March 27, 2014 in London, England.
  • Richard Thompson - LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: (L-R) William Trevitt, Neil Bartlett, Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Michael Nunn, Graham Gingles, Richard Wentworth, Richard Thompson, Kate Pullinger and Chloe Dewe-Mathews pose on the roof after the announcement of the programme for 14 - 18 NOW, the official arts programme for the WW1 centenary, onboard the HMS President on March 27, 2014 in London, England.
  • Richard Thompson - LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: (L-R) William Trevitt, Neil Bartlett, Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Michael Nunn, Graham Gingles, Richard Wentworth, Richard Thompson, Kate Pullinger and Chloe Dewe-Mathews pose on the roof after the announcement of the programme for 14 - 18 NOW, the official arts programme for the WW1 centenary, onboard the HMS President on March 27, 2014 in London, England.
  • Richard Thompson - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 19:  Richard Thompson performs at 3rd & Lindsley as part of the 14th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference - Festival - Day 2 on September 19, 2013 in Nashville, United States.
  • Richard Thompson - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 18:  Richard Thompson performs at the 12th Annual Americana Music Honors And Awards Ceremony Presented By Nissan on September 18, 2013 in Nashville, United States.
  • Richard Thompson - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 18:  Richard Thompson performs at the 12th Annual Americana Music Honors And Awards Ceremony Presented By Nissan on September 18, 2013 in Nashville, United States.
  • Richard Thompson - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 18: Filmmaker Ken Burns, Holly Williams, and Richard Thompson attend the 12th Annual Americana Music Honors And Awards Ceremony Presented By Nissan on September 18, 2013 in Nashville, United States.
  • Richard Thompson - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15:  Songwriter Session: Richard Thompson-Jed Hilly AMA and Richard Thompzn at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the Ford Theater as part of the 2012 Americana Music Festival on September 15, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Richard Thompson - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15:  Songwriter Session: Richard Thompson performs at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the Ford Theater as part of the 2012 Americana Music Festival on September 15, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Richard Thompson - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 13:  Richard Thompson performs during a live radio broadcast of SiriusXM Outlaw Country presents 'Americas Most Wanted'  Live, Hosted by DJ Mojo Nixon from SiriusXM Music City Theater, Bridgestone Arena Tower during the 2012 Americana Music Festival on Day 2 September 13, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Richard Thompson - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 12:  Gibson Guitar presentation to Honoree Richard Thompson during the 11th. Annual Americana Honors & Awards at The Ryman Auditorium on September 12, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Richard Thompson - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 12:  Honoree Richard Thompson and Punch Brother Noam Pikelny chat on The Red Carpet before the 11th. Annual Americana Honors & Awards at The Ryman Auditorium on September 12, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Richard Thompson - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 12:  Honoree Richard Thompson is awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting at the 11th. Annual Americana Honors & Awards at The Ryman Auditorium on September 12, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Richard Thompson - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 12:  Recording Artist/Honoree Richard Thompson performs at the 11th. Annual Americana Honors & Awards at The Ryman Auditorium on September 12, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Richard Thompson - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 12:  Singer/Songwriter Mike Mills of REM and Honoree Richard Thompson backstage during the 11th. Annual Americana Honors & Awards at The Ryman Auditorium on September 12, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Richard Thompson - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 12: Honorees Richard Thompson and Bonnie Raitt walk The Red Carpet before the 11th. Annual Americana Honors & Awards at The Ryman Auditorium on September 12, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Richard Thompson - LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04:  (L-R) Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago, Angel David Rodriguez of Spain, Jaysuma Saidy Ndure of Norway,  Jurgen Themen of Suriname and Foo Ee Yeo of Singapore compete in the Men's 100m Round 1 Heats on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 4, 2012 in London, England.
  • Richard Thompson - LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 25:  Richard Thompson performs at the Bomhard Theater on October 25, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Richard Thompson - LONDON - JUNE 28: Musician Richard Thompson poses with his OBE which he received from Queen Elizabeth II, at Buckingham Palace June 28, 2011 in London, England.
For years, Richard Thompson resided in relative obscurity, while at the same time garnering vast critical praise for his magnificent guitar work and the dark wit and richness of his extraordinary songwriting. A founding member of the seminal British folk-rock group Fairport Convention, he remained with the band for five studio albums -- Fairport Convention (1968), What We Did on Our Holiday ...more


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