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1976, London, England. As the son of folk rock?s premiere couple Richard Thompson and Linda Thompson, who had recorded a number of critically acclaimed albums in the 70s and early 80s music was always in Teddy Thompsons blood. He was born on the Sufi commune that his parents had decamped to during the mid-70s, but lived with his mother following her separation from Richard in 1981. Teddy learned to play the guitar as a child and was sufficiently accomplished as a singer to contribute backing vocals to Richards 1996 release You? Me? Us? He joined his father on tour and subsequently collaborated with him on the sublime Persuasion, co-written by Richard and Tim Finn.
In 1998 Thompson relocated to Los Angeles, California, in order to concentrate on starting a solo career. He befriended another up-and-coming young artist Rufus Wainwright, the son of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, a friendship that would endure...