Richard & Linda Thompson

Genres: Folk
Descriptive "tags": folk singer-songwriter folk rock british folk folk-rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: 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 Thompson’s 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 Richard’s best-known compositions, including the title track, ‘Calvary Cross’ and the despondent ‘The End Of The Rainbow’:...

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