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Richard Thompson - 100% match to Linda Thompson

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 April 1949, Notting Hill, London, England. The talented Thompson forged his reputation as guitarist, vocalist, and composer with Fairport Convention which, although initially dubbed ‘England’s Jefferson Airplane’, later evolved into a seminal folk rock act through such acclaimed releases as What We Did On Our Holidays, Unhalfbricking, Liege And Leif and Full Read more

Fotheringay - 63% match to Linda Thompson

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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The folk rock group Fotheringay was formed in 1970 by singer Sandy Denny (Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny, 6 January 1947, Wimbledon, London, England, d. 21 April 1978, London, England) upon her departure from Fairport Convention, and drew its name from one of her compositions for that outfit. Two former members of Eclection, Trevor Lucas (b. 25 December 1943, Bungaree, Victor Read more

June Tabor - 61% match to Linda Thompson

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 December 1947, Warwick, England. Possessing one of folk music’s greatest voices, Tabor is a fine interpreter of both contemporary and traditional songs. She first came to notice in the early 70s, working on albums by Rosie Hardman and Peter Bellamy while still employed as a librarian. Her acclaimed 1976 debut for Topic Records, Airs And Graces, made an immediate impa Read more

The Albion Band - 58% match to Linda Thompson

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
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Martin Carthy - 50% match to Linda Thompson

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 May 1941, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. Carthy began his career as an actor but in 1959 became a skiffle guitarist and singer with the Thameside Four. He made his first solo recording on the 1963 Decca Records collection Hootenanny In London, singing ‘Your Baby ’As Gone Down The Plug Hole’, later revived by Cream. By now, Carthy was recognized as a virt Read more

Norma Waterson - 49% match to Linda Thompson

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Norma Christine Waterson, 15 August 1939, Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding, Yorkshire, England. Both sides of Waterson’s family were musical, her father playing guitar and piano, her mother the piano. Almost all of her extended family were accomplished musicians on one instrument or another. However, she was orphaned at an early age and raised, alongside her sister Elain Read more

Sandy Denny - 49% match to Linda Thompson

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny, 6 January 1947, Wimbledon, London, England, d. 21 April 1978, London, England. A former student at Kingston Art College where her contemporaries included John Renbourn and Jimmy Page, Sandy Denny forged her early reputation in such famous London folk clubs as Les Cousins, Bunjies and the Scots Hoose. Renowned for an eclectic repertoire, she fea Read more

Nic Jones - 48% match to Linda Thompson

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nicholas Paul Jones, 9 January 1947, Orpington, Kent, England. The earlier work of this highly respected guitarist and fiddle player showed great promise, but a tragic accident interrupted his career. Initially inspired by Hank Marvin, Jones gradually drifted into folk music thanks to the influence of leading guitarists Bert Jansch and Davey Graham. In 1967 Jones played guit Read more

The Watersons - 45% match to Linda Thompson

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This British band is regarded as one of the most important and influential of the UK folk revival outfits, and have been cited by numerous artists, such as Anne Briggs, as being responsible for the development of unaccompanied harmony singing. They were originally called the Mariners, then the Folksons, before using their family name. The essential group, with occasional later Read more

Eliza Carthy - 44% match to Linda Thompson

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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23 August 1975, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. The daughter of Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson (the Watersons), Eliza Carthy could hardly escape the music of her parents. Her earliest memory is of falling asleep in the kitchen to the strains of a Watersons’ practice session. As she grew older she was quickly inducted into the Watersons’ ranks, but chose fi Read more

Richard & Linda Thompson - 42% match to Linda Thompson

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This husband-and-wife folk/rock duo began performing together officially in 1972 although their association dated from the previous year. When Richard Thompson (3 April 1949, Notting Hill Gate, London, England; guitar/vocals) left Fairport Convention, he pursued a generally low-key path, performing in folk clubs and on various sessions, including Rock On, a collection of roc Read more

Fairport Convention - 41% match to Linda Thompson

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The unchallenged inventors and high Kings of British folk rock have struggled through tragedy and changes, retaining the name that now represents not so much who is in the band, but what it stands for.The original 1967 line-up comprised Iain Matthews (Iain Matthew McDonald, 16 June 1946, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England; vocals), Judy Dyble (b. 13 F Read more

Anne Briggs - 40% match to Linda Thompson

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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29 September 1944, Toton, Nottinghamshire, England. Briggs started singing publicly in 1962 as part of the Centre 42 organization, a package show organized by the Trades Union Congress to bring culture to the provinces. The 17-year-old singer was signed up by musical director Ewan MacColl, leaving her home to tour with the movement. She squatted in London with a young Bert J Read more

Martin Simpson - 40% match to Linda Thompson

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 May 1953, Scunthorpe, South Humberside, England. Having started playing guitar at the age of 12, Simpson played the proverbial ‘floor spots’ at local folk clubs, and received his first paid booking at the age of 14. By the age of 18 he had become a full-time professional on the folk club circuit. He came to the attention of a number of influential people, one of Read more

Waterson:Carthy - 38% match to Linda Thompson

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This family project was formed in the early 90s by two of England’s greatest traditional folk artists, guitarist Martin Carthy (21 May 1941, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England) and his vocalist wife Norma Waterson (b. Norma Christine Waterson, 15 August 1939, Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding, Yorkshire, England). Joining Carthy and Waterson was their fiddle-playing daughte Read more


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