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Richard Thompson’s 70th, Albert Hall

I suppose I must be the archetypical Richard Thompson follower. A few years back I caught him at a festival appearance where he pronounced that  the audience was like ‘looking out at a sea of Terry Pratchets’ Grey hair, grey beard and enough disposable income … Continue reading

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Finding Thompson

The end of the 70’s marked the end of the golden age of hitchhiking. As a child a hopeful hairy stood by the side of the road with his thumb out was more common than a Little Chef. My dad … Continue reading

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Tracking Thompson in 5 videos

According to my WordPress stats no one watches any videos I post. I also know it’s a pain for my vast international audience who often find the video is blocked in their country. Still I’ve committed commercial suicide by dragging … Continue reading

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Tracking Thompson pt 4

The 80’s were a pretty grim time for me musically. I had fallen out with the New Musical Express so I didn’t really know what was happening on the music scene anymore. Also, being unemployed for quite a while I … Continue reading

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Tracking Thompson pt 3

‘I want to see the Bright Lights Tonight’ was a respected record, just as respected as the latest release by Kevin Ayres or John Cale or any other artists who had a respectful following but not a huge amount of … Continue reading

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Tracking Thompson Pt 2

Richard and Linda were married and all of a sudden, they were an act. They hit the jackpot with their first album ‘I want to see the Bright Lights Tonight’ was a masterpiece. Even after 44 years it still sounds … Continue reading

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Tracking Thompson pt 1

I have a real fear of commitment when it comes to declaring my love for an artist. It’s born from bitter experience, I’ve been let down too many times, someone you think is a genius will then release an absolute … Continue reading

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