Richard Thompson

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Saturday at Glastonbury 2023: Rick Astley, Guns N’ Roses and Lana Del Rey – as it happened!
Our Glastonbury liveblog from sun-addled Worthy farm followed the Pretenders’ surprise cameos, Morrissey’s unlikely reincarnation and more

Keza MacDonald (now), Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Laura Snapes and Gwilym Mumford

25, Jun, 2023 @12:13 AM

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Ragga-metal, Y2K R&B and folk legends: 30 acts to see at Glastonbury
From big names including Arctic Monkeys and Kelis to must-see cult acts such as Yaya Bey and Vigro Deep, our music editors pick out the essential sets

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

20, Jun, 2023 @8:46 AM

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Pete Long obituary
Other lives: Maths teacher who became an authority on musicians including Neil Young and Jackson Browne

John Soane

26, Jun, 2021 @11:47 AM

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Beeswing by Richard Thompson review – beyond Fairport Convention
Folk rock, finding a voice and confronting tragedy ... a gripping account of the early career of a great songwriter and guitarist

Richard Williams

10, Apr, 2021 @6:30 AM

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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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Richard Thompson at 70: on love, loss and being a Muslim in Trump's US
The master of British folk music has weathered a second divorce and lives in the US where ‘Trump has ramped up bigotry considerably’. At least ex-wife Linda has forgiven him

Robin Denselow

30, Sep, 2019 @8:13 AM

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Richard Thompson review – rock’n’rolling back the years
Half a century after his first gig with Fairport Convention, folk-rocker Richard Thompson is as cool and contemporary as ever

Jude Rogers

12, Aug, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Richard Thompson: Acoustic Classics II review – fiery, beautiful gems of song

Jude Rogers

10, Aug, 2017 @5:30 PM

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Steve Gunn on his favourite guitarists: from Bert Jansch to Johnny Marr
While on tour in Europe the psych-folk man runs down his favourite all-time players, ranging from a hardcore archetype to British folk mainstays

Interview by Martin Horsfield

02, Jun, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Buddy Miller & Friends: Cayamo Sessions at Sea review – country cruising
These Caribbean cruise recordings are a fine showcase of the best voices country music has to offer

Neil Spencer

24, Jan, 2016 @8:00 AM

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