Personalities | Richard Thompson | Nineties | Rock

(Guitar, singer-songwriter, b. 1949)

The career of this brilliant guitarist and songwriter began in the 1960s with Fairport Convention. Solo releases throughout the 1970s and 1980s – especially I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight (1974), with then-wife Linda – cemented a reputation for an influential guitar style equally at home in folky acoustic and electric settings. During the 1990s, retrospectives like Watching The Dark (1993) and new albums like Mirror Blue (1994) more than kept him in the public eye.

Styles & Forms | Nineties | Rock
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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