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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: April 3, 1949

Richard John Thompson OBE (born 3 April 1949) is a British songwriter, guitarist and recording and performing musician. Highly regarded for his guitar techniques and strange, darkly-funny lyrics, Thompson was awarded the Orville H. Gibson award for best acoustic guitar player in 1991.[1] Similarly, his songwriting has earned him an Ivor Novello Award[1] and, in 2006, a lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio.[1][2] Artists who have recorded Thompson's compositions include such diverse talents as Robert Plant, Del McCoury, R.E.M., Bonnie Raitt, Christy Moore, David Gilmour, Mary Black, Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw, The Corrs, Sandy Denny, June Tabor, Joel Fafard, Maria McKee, Shawn Colvin, Norma Waterson, Martin Carthy, Nanci Griffith, Graham Parker, Maura O'Connell, Los Lobos, John Doe, Greg Brown, Bob Mould, Barbara Manning, Loudon Wainwright III, The Futureheads and The Blind Boys of Alabama.[3][4]...
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Music

Featured recording “Electric”

Electric

Newwest Records
2013
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    Richard Thompson: Electric [Deluxe]

    Newwest Records
    2013
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    Dream Attic

    Shout! Factory
    2010
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    Industry

    King Records
    1997
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    The Marksman - Music From The BBC TV Series

    King Records
    1987
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