Linda Thompson

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Richard Thompson's famous fans choose their favourite songs
Admirers from Robert Plant to Rachel Unthank pick the tracks from the master songwriter that mean most to them

The Observer

14, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Richard Thompson: 'I had to put the pen down, take a deep breath, have a little cry'
The folk-rock pioneer has finally written his memoir, covering a life-changing crash and his fiery romance with Linda Thompson

Jude Rogers

14, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Richard and Linda Thompson: Hard Luck Stories 1972–1982 review – a tempestuous tale worth retelling
The highlight of this eight-CD box set is 31 previously unreleased tracks

Kitty Empire

12, Sep, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Samantha Hunt’s Literary Mixtape: how to be a deranged cult leader
In our new collaboration with Electric Literature, authors make and share mixtapes to accompany their writing. Kicking it off, Samantha Hunt’s playlist examines how power corrupts and illustrates all the stages of cult life

Samantha Hunt

06, Jan, 2016 @5:00 PM

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Caitlyn Jenner: from Olympic hero and reality TV star to transgender heroine
Gold medal decathlon winner Bruce Jenner has raced to public notoriety once again as a Vanity Fair transgender cover star with 1 million Twitter followers

Emine Saner

05, Jun, 2015 @2:08 PM

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Shirley Collins: ‘When I sing I feel past generations standing behind me’
Shirley Collins is one of the great voices of British folk music. Ahead of a star-studded celebration to mark her 80th birthday, she looks back on a remarkable career

Jude Rogers

31, May, 2015 @8:45 AM

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Ten Thousand Times Adieu review – beautiful old songs sung with love
‘Bobstock’, in honour of the folk singer Bob Copper, assembled a fine and exciting lineup featuring Shirley Collins, Linda Thompson, Robin Dransfield and Martin Carthy, writes Colin Irwin

Colin Irwin

25, Jan, 2015 @4:07 PM

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Thompson Family review – generations show talent, while Linda looks on
Teddy and Kami Thompson did a remarkable thing getting their parents Richard and Linda to record together again. If only mum had got up from the audience to sing live

Robin Denselow

19, Dec, 2014 @4:58 PM

Thompson: Family review – a tender exploration of family dynamics
Ex-husband, ex-wife, son and daughter collaborate on an album that happily – and lovingly – goes beyond mere group therapy

Michael Hann

13, Nov, 2014 @9:29 PM

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Linda Thompson and Jon Boden: two generations of folk-rockers unite
Jude Rogers: Island Records is reviving the pink label for a new wave of folk-rockers. 1970s legend Linda Thompson reveals what went on the first time round, and new signing Jon Boden of Bellowhead reflects on the modern folk scene

Jude Rogers

25, Sep, 2014 @5:00 PM

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A ticket to ride with the Rails
To celebrate this year's Record Shop Day the husband-and-wife folk duo played whistle-stop shows in London and New York. Hazel Sheffield joined them on their journey

Hazel Sheffield

24, Apr, 2014 @3:41 PM

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Linda Thompson: Won't Be Long Now – review

One of the British folk scene's finest singers still sounds totally compelling on her first album in six years, writes Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow

10, Oct, 2013 @9:00 PM

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