History Music / RichardThompson

26th Apr '16 4:13:23 AM 06tele
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* EpicRocking: The compilation album ''(guitar, vocal)'' includes "Night Comes In" at 12:34 and "Calvary Cross" at 13:27

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* EpicRocking: The compilation album ''(guitar, vocal)'' includes "Night Comes In" at 12:34 and "Calvary Cross" at 13:2713:27.
* ExactWords: When ''Playboy'' magazine contacted a bunch of musicians, including Thompson, asked them to list some favourite songs from the last 1000 years, he took them at their word and gave them a list that started with "Sumer is Icumen In" from around the 13th century. ''Playboy'' never published his list, but he turned it into an album and a great live DVD, both called ''1000 years of Popular Music''.
26th Apr '16 4:07:54 AM 06tele
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* CreatorCouple: The years with Linda Thompson.



* NoHitWonder: No entries on either the US or UK pop charts. He does however, have two entries on the Billboard Alternative chart ("Turning of the Tide" made #30 in 1988 and "It Feels So Good" made #15 in 1991).



* OldShame: Largely averted, his first solo composition was the song 'Meet on The Ledge' for Fairport Convention. The song is still regarded as their unofficial anthem and is played as a concert closer to this day.
* PopStarComposer: Wrote and performed the scores for the 1991 drama ''Sweet Talker'' and the 2005 documentary ''Film/GrizzlyMan''.

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* OldShame: Largely averted, his first solo composition was the song 'Meet on The Ledge' for Fairport Convention. The song is still regarded as their unofficial anthem and is played as a concert closer to this day.
* PopStarComposer: Wrote "Pop star" might be pushing it a bit, but he wrote and performed the scores for the 1991 drama ''Sweet Talker'' and the 2005 documentary ''Film/GrizzlyMan''.
26th Apr '16 4:01:32 AM 06tele
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* DeathSong: "When I Get To The Border" is one, although it's not immediately obvious.
27th Nov '15 2:05:07 AM DavidCowie
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* EpicRocking: "Shoot Out the Lights" and "Night Comes In" among others.

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* EpicRocking: "Shoot Out the Lights" and The compilation album ''(guitar, vocal)'' includes "Night Comes In" among others.at 12:34 and "Calvary Cross" at 13:27
10th Mar '15 8:41:31 AM DavidDelony
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Richard Thompson is a highly regarded British singer/songwriter/guitarist, admired for his virtuosity and his incredibly dark but brilliant lyrics. He began with the British FolkRock group Music/FairportConvention before striking out as a solo artist (recording a number of albums with his then wife Linda). Highly regarded amongst his peers including Music/DavidByrne, Music/ElvisCostello and Christy Moore, he has somehow avoided commercial success.TalkingHeads

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Richard Thompson is a highly regarded British singer/songwriter/guitarist, admired for his virtuosity and his incredibly dark but brilliant lyrics. He began with the British FolkRock group Music/FairportConvention before striking out as a solo artist (recording a number of albums with his then wife Linda). Highly regarded amongst his peers including Music/DavidByrne, Music/ElvisCostello and Christy Moore, he has somehow avoided commercial success.TalkingHeads
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10th Mar '15 12:07:03 AM DavidDelony
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Richard Thompson is a highly regarded British singer/songwriter/guitarist, admired for his virtuosity and his incredibly dark but brilliant lyrics. He began with the British FolkRock group Music/FairportConvention before striking out as a solo artist (recording a number of albums with his then wife Linda). Highly regarded amongst his peers including [[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]], Music/ElvisCostello and Christy Moore, he has somehow avoided commercial success.

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Richard Thompson is a highly regarded British singer/songwriter/guitarist, admired for his virtuosity and his incredibly dark but brilliant lyrics. He began with the British FolkRock group Music/FairportConvention before striking out as a solo artist (recording a number of albums with his then wife Linda). Highly regarded amongst his peers including [[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]], Music/DavidByrne, Music/ElvisCostello and Christy Moore, he has somehow avoided commercial success.
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15th Feb '15 8:22:16 AM enitharmon
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Richard Thompson is a highly regarded British singer/songwriter/guitarist, admired for his virtuosity and his incredibly dark but brilliant lyrics. He began as songwriter for the British FolkRock group Music/FairportConvention before striking out as a solo artist (recording a number of albums with his then wife Linda). Highly regarded amongst his peers including [[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]], Music/ElvisCostello and Christy Moore, he has somehow avoided commercial success.

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Richard Thompson is a highly regarded British singer/songwriter/guitarist, admired for his virtuosity and his incredibly dark but brilliant lyrics. He began as songwriter for with the British FolkRock group Music/FairportConvention before striking out as a solo artist (recording a number of albums with his then wife Linda). Highly regarded amongst his peers including [[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]], Music/ElvisCostello and Christy Moore, he has somehow avoided commercial success.
15th Feb '15 8:21:36 AM enitharmon
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Richard Thompson is a highly regarded British singer/songwriter/guitarist, admired for his virtuosity and his incredibly dark but brilliant lyrics. He began as songwriter for the British FolkRock group Music/Fairport Convention before striking out as a solo artist (recording a number of albums with his then wife Linda). Highly regarded amongst his peers including [[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]], Music/ElvisCostello and Christy Moore, he has somehow avoided commercial success.

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Richard Thompson is a highly regarded British singer/songwriter/guitarist, admired for his virtuosity and his incredibly dark but brilliant lyrics. He began as songwriter for the British FolkRock group Music/Fairport Convention Music/FairportConvention before striking out as a solo artist (recording a number of albums with his then wife Linda). Highly regarded amongst his peers including [[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]], Music/ElvisCostello and Christy Moore, he has somehow avoided commercial success.
15th Feb '15 8:21:21 AM enitharmon
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Richard Thompson is a highly regarded British singer/songwriter/guitarist, admired for his virtuosity and his incredibly dark but brilliant lyrics. He began as songwriter for the British Folk-Rock group Fairport Convention before striking out as a solo artist (recording a number of albums with his then wife Linda). Highly regarded amongst his peers including [[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]], Music/ElvisCostello and Christy Moore, he has somehow avoided commercial success.

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Richard Thompson is a highly regarded British singer/songwriter/guitarist, admired for his virtuosity and his incredibly dark but brilliant lyrics. He began as songwriter for the British Folk-Rock FolkRock group Fairport Music/Fairport Convention before striking out as a solo artist (recording a number of albums with his then wife Linda). Highly regarded amongst his peers including [[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]], Music/ElvisCostello and Christy Moore, he has somehow avoided commercial success.
2nd Dec '14 3:18:21 AM 06tele
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Sergeant McCrae in '1952 Vincent Black Lightning', who summons Red Molly to the bedside of her dying lover.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Sergeant McCrae [=McCrae=] in '1952 Vincent Black Lightning', who summons Red Molly to the bedside of her dying lover.
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