Richard Thompson Biography
(Best Known as the Lead Guitarist and Songwriter of the Folk Fock Group 'Fairport Convention')
Birthday: April 3, 1949 (Aries)
Born In: Notting Hill Gate, London
Richard John Thompson is an English musician, songwriter and guitarist. He is particularly famous for his collaboration with English folk rock and electric rock band ‘Fairport Convention’ in his younger days, and also for his partnership with his ex-wife and famous singer Linda Thompson. His compositions have been sung by many famous singers over the years, like: June Tabor, Joel Fafard, Maria McKee, Shawn Colvin, Norma Waterson, Martin Carthy, Nanci Griffith, etc. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2011 New Year Honors for services to music, recognition for his long career in music. He has also been honored with awards like: Orville H. Gibson award for best acoustic guitar player, Ivor Novello Award for songwriting, lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio, etc. For almost all his life, Thompson existed in virtual anonymity, having been a recluse for he is a true follower of the Sufism, while side by side acquiring enormous critical admiration for his splendid guitar tunes and the dark wittiness and affluence of his marvelous songwriting. He still continues to write songs and perform on tours throughout the world.