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Richard Thompson : the biography

Author: Patrick Humphries
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richard Thompson: The Biography traces the career of one of today's most innovative singer/songwriter/guitarists. Thompson has been writing and performing for thirty years, creating a unique blend of traditional British music with a contemporary sensibility. His lyrical wit - mixing cynicism, dark humor, and gripping imagery - matched with his breath-taking guitar artistry has made him a perennial favorite of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Richard Thompson; Richard Thompson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Humphries
ISBN: 0028647521 9780028647524
OCLC Number: 36017030
Notes: Originally published: Richard Thompson, strange affair. London : Virgin Books, 1996.
Description: xi, 384 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Fairport. -Richard and Linda. -Solo. -Discography by Colin Davies.
Other Titles: Richard Thompson, strange affair
Responsibility: Patrick Humphries.

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Richard Thompson: The Biography traces the career of one of today's most innovative singer/songwriter/guitarists. Thompson has been writing and performing for thirty years, creating a unique blend of traditional British music with a contemporary sensibility. His lyrical wit - mixing cynicism, dark humor, and gripping imagery - matched with his breath-taking guitar artistry has made him a perennial favorite of concertgoers, music critics, and his peers. This biography gives the full story of Thompson's life and career, including new details about his stormy marriage to Linda; his conversion to the Sufi Muslim religion and its impact on his writing and life; and his new marriage to American-born Nancy Covey and their life in southern California and London. It is based on hours of interviews with Thompson himself, in which he speaks frankly about how he wrote many of his best-loved songs, plus interviews with many of his closest associates. Including rare photographs, many never before published, along with a complete discography and song list, this will be an important addition to every Thompson fan's bookshelf.

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