Richard & Linda Thompson
|Tags:||folk singer-songwriter folk rock british folk folk-rock|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||Allmusic BBC Music Discography Lyrics|
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 rock n roll favourites which featured several Fairport acolytes. When Will I Be Loved? was marked by a duet between Sandy Denny and Linda Peters (b. Hackney, London, England), the latter of whom then provided vocals on Thompsons Henry The Human Fly. Richard and Linda then began a professional, and personal, relationship, introduced on I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight. This excellent album contained several of Richards best-known compositions, including the title track, Calvary Cross and the despondent The End Of The Rainbow:...