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Richard & Linda Thompson - 100% match to Richard 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 - 58% match to Richard Thompson

Genres: Folk Folk Pop / Rock 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

Sandy Denny - 51% match to Richard Thompson

Genres: Folk 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

Linda Thompson - 47% match to Richard Thompson

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Linda Pettifer, 1948, Hackney, London, England. Singer Linda Thompson was initially best-known for her collaborations with husband Richard Thompson. However, before meeting Richard she had collaborated with pop artists including Manfred Mann and Elton John (on advertising jingles and unreleased demos, respectively). Her relationship with Thompson developed just as he made th Read more

Steeleye Span - 47% match to Richard Thompson

Genres: Folk Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The roots of this pivotal English folk rock unit lay in several ill-fated rehearsals between Ashley Hutchings (26 January 1945, Southgate, Middlesex, England; bass, ex-Fairport Convention), Irish trio Sweeney’s Men - Terry Woods (b. 4 December 1947, Dublin, Eire; vocals, guitar, mandolin), Johnny Moynihan (vocals/fiddle) and Andy Irvine (vocals/mandolin) - and Woods Read more

John Renbourn - 35% match to Richard Thompson

Genres: Blues Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 August 1944, Marylebone, London, England. Renbourn received his first guitar at the age of 13, insisting on the present because he wished to emulate the singing cowboys he had seen in American movies. After a brief dalliance with classical music he turned his attention to folk. Having flirted with various part-time electric bands (including the blues-inclined Hogsnort Rupe Read more

John Hiatt - 34% match to Richard Thompson

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 August 1952, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The archetypal musicians’ musician, John Hiatt is a powerful singer, guitarist and talented songwriter whose material has been recorded by various acts, including Dr. Feelgood, Searchers, Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night, Desert Rose Band, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Nick Lowe, Rick Nelson and the Neville Brothers. Hiatt started out in Read more

Steve Earle - 32% match to Richard Thompson

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen Fain Earle, 17 January 1955, Fort Monroe, Virginia, USA. Earle’s father was an air-traffic controller and the family was raised in Schertz, near San Antonio, Texas. Earle played an acoustic guitar from the age of 11, but he also terrorized his school friends with a sawn-off shotgun. He left home many times and sang ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’ a Read more

John Martyn - 31% match to Richard Thompson

Genres: Folk Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Iain David McGeachy, 11 September 1948, New Malden, Surrey, England. McGeachy grew up with musically minded parents and at the age of 17, and now known as John Martyn, started his professional career under the guidance of folk artist Hamish Imlach. The long, often bumpy journey through Martyn’s career began when he arrived in London, where he was signed instantly by the Read more

Bert Jansch - 30% match to Richard Thompson

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 November 1943, Glasgow, Scotland. This highly gifted acoustic guitarist and influential performer learned his craft in Edinburgh’s folk circle before being absorbed into London’s burgeoning circuit, where he established a formidable reputation as an inventive guitar player. His 1965 debut, Bert Jansch, is a landmark in British folk music and includes ‘Do You Read more

Fotheringay - 29% match to Richard 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 - 29% match to Richard 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

Roy Harper - 29% match to Richard Thompson

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 June 1941, Rusholme, Manchester, England. Although introduced to music through his brother’s skiffle group, Harper’s adolescence was marked by a harrowing spell in the Royal Air Force. Having secured a discharge by feigning insanity, he drifted between mental institutions and jail, experiences which left an indelible mark on later compositions. Harper later bega Read more

Tom Paxton - 29% match to Richard Thompson

Genres: Children's Music Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Richard Paxton, 31 October 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Paxton’s interest in folk music developed as a student at the University of Oklahoma. In 1960 he moved to New York and became one of several aspiring performers to frequent the city’s Greenwich Village coffee house circuit. Paxton made his professional debut at the Gaslight, the renowned folk haunt tha Read more

Robyn Hitchcock - 28% match to Richard Thompson

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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3 March 1953, London, England. The possessor of a lyrical vision of a latter-day Syd Barrett, Hitchcock made his early reputation with the post-punk psychedelic band the Soft Boys, having previously appeared in various acts including the Beetles and Maureen And The Meat Packers. After the Soft Boys split in 1981, he spent some time writing for Captain Sensible, then formed h Read more


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