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Richard Thompson, OBE (born 3 April 1949) is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist. [1]

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Abdalqadir as-Sufi

Abdalqadir as-Sufi (born Ian Dallas in Ayr, Scotland in 1930) is a Shaykh of Instruction, leader of the Darqawi-Shadhili-Qadiri Tariqa, founder of the Murabitun World Movement and author of numerous books on Islam, Sufism and political theory.

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Accordion

Accordions (from 19th-century German Akkordeon, from Akkord—"musical chord, concord of sounds") are a family of box-shaped musical instruments of the bellows-driven free-reed aerophone type, colloquially referred to as a squeezebox.

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Acoustic Classics

Acoustic Classics is the fifteenth solo studio album by British singer/songwriter Richard Thompson.

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Acoustic Classics II

Acoustic Classics II is the seventeenth solo studio album by British singer/songwriter Richard Thompson.

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Across a Crowded Room

Across a Crowded Room is the third solo album by Richard Thompson released in 1985, on both vinyl and CD.

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Action Packed

Action Packed is a music album by Richard Thompson released in 2001.

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Al Stewart

Alastair Ian Stewart (born 5 September 1945) is a British singer-songwriter and folk-rock musician who rose to prominence as part of the British folk revival in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Alternative rock

Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.

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Amnesia (Richard Thompson album)

Amnesia is the fifth studio album by Richard Thompson, recorded and released in 1988.

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Andy Roberts (musician)

Andrew "Andy" Roberts (born 12 June 1946, Harrow, Middlesex) is an English musician.

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Anton Fier

Anton Fier (born June 20, 1956) is an American drummer, composer and bandleader.

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Appalachian dulcimer

The Appalachian dulcimer (many variant names; see below) is a fretted string instrument of the zither family, typically with three or four strings, originally played in the Appalachian region of the United States.

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Artists and repertoire

Artists and repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label or music publishing company that is responsible for talent scouting and overseeing the artistic development of recording artists and songwriters.

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Ashley Hutchings

Ashley Stephen Hutchings, MBE (born 26 January 1945) is an English bassist, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, band leader, writer and record producer.

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Avant-garde

The avant-garde (from French, "advance guard" or "vanguard", literally "fore-guard") are people or works that are experimental, radical, or unorthodox with respect to art, culture, or society.

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Barney Kessel

Barney Kessel (October 17, 1923 – May 6, 2004) was an American jazz guitarist born in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

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Barry Dransfield

Barry Dransfield, born Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire, 1947, is an English folk singer, fiddler, cellist and guitarist.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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BBC Four

BBC Four is a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation and available to digital television viewers on Freeview, IPTV, satellite, and cable.

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BBC Television

BBC Television is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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BBC Two

BBC Two is the second flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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BeauSoleil

BeauSoleil (French, beautiful sun) is an American Cajun band from Louisiana.

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Bill Laswell

Bill Laswell (born February 12, 1955, Salem, Illinois, and raised in Albion, Michigan) is an American bassist, producer and record label owner.

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Billy Connolly

Sir William Connolly, (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor from Glasgow.

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Birmingham

Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Bob Davenport

Bob Davenport (born April 30, 1933) is an American former gridiron football player and coach.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

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Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer-songwriter, musician, and activist.

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British folk rock

British folk rock (sometimes called electric folk) is a form of folk rock which developed in the United Kingdom from the mid 1960s, and was at its most significant in the 1970s.

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Britney Spears

Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer, dancer, and actress.

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Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights is an affluent residential neighborhood within the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

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Buddy Miller

Steven Paul "Buddy" Miller (born September 6, 1952) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist and producer, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee.

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C. F. Martin & Company

C.F. Martin & Company (often referred to as Martin) is an American guitar manufacturer established in 1833 by Christian Frederick Martin.

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Cabaret of Souls

Cabaret of Souls is an album released by Richard Thompson on 10 October 2012 on Beeswing Records.

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Capitol Records

Capitol Records, Inc. is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Capitol Music Group imprint.

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Carla Bley

Carla Bley (née Lovella May Borg; born May 11, 1936) is an American jazz composer, pianist, organist and bandleader.

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Cathal McConnell

Cathal McConnell (born 1944) is a musician and singer with The Boys of the Lough, a group of which he was a founder member.

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Charlie Christian

Charles Henry Christian (July 29, 1916 – March 2, 1942) was an American swing and jazz guitarist.

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Chrysalis Records

Chrysalis Records is a British record label that was created in 1968.

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Concept album

A concept album is an album in which its tracks hold a larger purpose or meaning collectively than they do individually.

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Cover band

A cover band (or covers band), is a band that plays mostly or exclusively cover songs.

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Crowded House

Crowded House are a rock band formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1985.

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DADGAD

DADGAD, or Celtic tuning is an alternative guitar tuning most associated with Celtic music, though it has also found use in rock, folk, metal and several other genres.

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Danelectro

Danelectro is a US designer and importer of musical instruments and accessories, specializing in guitars, bass guitars, amplifiers, and effects units.

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Danny Thompson

Daniel Henry Edward "Danny" Thompson (born 4 April 1939) is an English multi-instrumentalist best known as a double bassist.

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Daring Adventures

Daring Adventures is the fourth studio album by Richard Thompson, released in 1986.

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Dave Mattacks

David James "Dave" Mattacks (born 13 March 1948, Edgware, Middlesex, England) is an English rock and folk drummer.

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Dave Swarbrick

David Cyril Eric Swarbrick (5 April 1941 – 3 June 2016) was an English folk musician and singer-songwriter.

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David Byrne

David Byrne (born 14 May 1952) is a Scottish-American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, artist, writer, actor, and filmmaker.

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David Gilmour

David Jon Gilmour, (born 6 March 1946) is an English guitarist, singer and songwriter best known as a longtime member of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd.

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David Thomas (musician)

David Lynn Thomas (born 1953 in Miami, Florida) is an American singer, songwriter and musician.

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Debra Dobkin

Debra Dobkin is an American vocalist, percussionist, music producer, and painter.

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Dimming of the Day

"Dimming of the Day" is a song written by Richard Thompson and performed with his then-wife Linda Thompson on their 1975 album Pour Down Like Silver.

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Django Reinhardt

Jean Reinhardt (or; 23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953) stage name Django Reinhardt, was a Belgian-born Romani French jazz guitarist, musician and composer, regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century.

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Dream Attic

Dream Attic is the thirteenth solo album by Richard Thompson released in 2010, on Proper Records.

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Drop D tuning

Drop D tuning, also known as DADGBE (from lowest to highest string), is an alternative, or scordatura, form of guitar tuning — specifically, a dropped tuning — in which the lowest (sixth) string is tuned down ("dropped") from the usual E of standard tuning (EADGBE, from lowest to highest string) by one whole step / a tone (2 frets) to D. Drop D tuning, as well as other lowered altered tunings, are often used with the electric guitar in heavy metal music.

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Early music

Early music generally comprises Medieval music (500–1400) and Renaissance music (1400–1600), but can also include Baroque music (1600–1760).

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East Anglia

East Anglia is a geographical area in the East of England.

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Effects unit

An effects unit or effects pedal is an electronic or digital device that alters the sound of a musical instrument or other audio source.

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Electric (Richard Thompson album)

Electric is the fourteenth studio album by Richard Thompson, released in 2013.

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Electric violin

An electric violin is a violin equipped with an electronic output of its sound.

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Emil and the Detectives

Emil and the Detectives is a 1929 novel for children set mainly in Berlin, by the German writer Erich Kästner and illustrated by Walter Trier.

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Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter and musician.

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Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention are a British folk rock band.

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Fairport's Cropredy Convention

Fairport's Cropredy Convention (formerly Cropredy Festival) is an annual festival of folk and rock music held on the edge of the village of Cropredy in Oxfordshire, England.

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Family (Thompson album)

Family is the debut studio album by folk rock family ensemble Thompson.

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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), commonly referred to simply as Fender, is an American manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers.

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Fender Stratocaster

The Fender Stratocaster is a model of electric guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, Bill Carson, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares.

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Fender Telecaster

The Fender Telecaster, colloquially known as the Tele, is the world's first commercially successfulLes Paul had built a prototype solid body electric guitar known as "The Log" in the 1940s, but could not market his invention.

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Fingerstyle guitar

Fingerstyle guitar is the technique of playing the guitar by plucking the strings directly with the fingertips, fingernails, or picks attached to fingers, as opposed to flatpicking (plucking individual notes with a single plectrum, commonly called a "pick").

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First Light (Richard and Linda Thompson album)

First Light is the fourth album by folk rock duo Richard and Linda Thompson.

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Folk music of England

The folk music of England is tradition-based music, which has existed since the later medieval period.

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Folk Radio UK

Folk Radio UK is an independent online Music magazine that was founded in 2004.

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Folk rock

Folk rock is a hybrid music genre combining elements of folk music and rock music, which arose in the United States and the United Kingdom in the mid-1960s.

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Fotheringay

Fotheringay was a short-lived British folk rock group, formed in 1970 by singer Sandy Denny on her departure from Fairport Convention.

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French Frith Kaiser Thompson

French Frith Kaiser Thompson was a United States/English experimental rock quartet comprising John French, Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser and Richard Thompson.

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Front Parlour Ballads

Front Parlour Ballads is the eleventh studio album by Richard Thompson, released in 2005.

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Full House (Fairport Convention album)

Full House, released in 1970, is the fifth album by folk rock group Fairport Convention and was their first album without a female vocalist, as Sandy Denny had left to form Fotheringay.

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George Lowden

George Lowden is a luthier based in Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland.

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Gerry Rafferty

Gerald Rafferty (16 April 1947 – 4 January 2011) was a Scottish singer-songwriter known for his solo hits "Baker Street", "Right Down the Line" and "Night Owl", as well as "Stuck in the Middle with You", recorded with the band Stealers Wheel.

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Gibson Les Paul

The Gibson Les Paul is a solid body electric guitar that was first sold by the Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1952.

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Gladys' Leap

Gladys' Leap is the 14th studio album by Fairport Convention originally released in August 1985.

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Glasgow

Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom.

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Grammy Award

A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.

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Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album

The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album was awarded from 1987 to 2011.

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Green Linnet Records

Green Linnet Records was an American independent record label that specialized in Celtic music.

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Grizzly Man

Grizzly Man is a 2005 American documentary film by German director Werner Herzog.

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Guitar tunings

Guitar tunings assign pitches to the open strings of guitars, including acoustic guitars, electric guitars and classical guitars, among others.

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Hammered dulcimer

The hammered dulcimer is a percussion-stringed instrument which consists of strings typically stretched over a trapezoidal resonant sound board.

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Hampstead

Hampstead, commonly known as Hampstead Village, is an area of London, England, northwest of Charing Cross.

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Hand of Kindness

Hand of Kindness is the second solo studio album by Richard Thompson.

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Hannibal Records

Hannibal Records was a British record label and one of the first to work with the World music genre.

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Hard rock

Hard rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music that began in the mid-1960s, with the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements.

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Harry Shearer

Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, musician, radio host, director and producer.

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Henry Kaiser (musician)

Henry Kaiser (born September 19, 1952) is an American guitarist and composer, known as an idiosyncratic soloist, a sideman, an ethnomusicologist, and a film score composer.

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Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell (or; c. 10 September 1659According to Holman and Thompson (Grove Music Online, see References) there is uncertainty regarding the year and day of birth. No record of baptism has been found. The year 1659 is based on Purcell's memorial tablet in Westminster Abbey and the frontispiece of his Sonnata's of III. Parts (London, 1683). The day 10 September is based on vague inscriptions in the manuscript GB-Cfm 88. It may also be relevant that he was appointed to his first salaried post on 10 September 1677, which would have been his eighteenth birthday. – 21 November 1695) was an English composer.

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Henry the Human Fly

Henry the Human Fly was the first solo album by British singer/songwriter/guitarist Richard Thompson.

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Highgate

Highgate is a suburban area of north London at the north-eastern corner of Hampstead Heath, north north-west of Charing Cross.

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Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader.

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Hokey Pokey (album)

Hokey Pokey is the second album by the British duo of singer Linda Thompson and singer/songwriter/guitarist Richard Thompson.

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Honorary degree

An honorary degree, in Latin a degree honoris causa ("for the sake of the honor") or ad honorem ("to the honor"), is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, a dissertation and the passing of comprehensive examinations.

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Hugh Cornwell

Hugh Alan Cornwell (born 28 August 1949) is an English musician and singer-songwriter, best known for being the vocalist and guitarist for the punk rock/new wave band the Stranglers from 1974 to 1990.

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Hybrid picking

Hybrid picking is a guitar-playing technique that involves picking with a pick (plectrum) and one or more fingers alternately or simultaneously.

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I Heard It Through the Grapevine

"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" is a song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for Motown Records in 1966.

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I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight

I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight is the second album released by Richard Thompson and the first including and credited with his then wife, Linda Thompson as Richard and Linda Thompson.

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I'm Down

"I'm Down" is a song by the Beatles written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and first released as the B-side to the single "Help!" in 1965.

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Iain Matthews

Iain Matthews (born Iain Matthew McDonald, 16 June 1946) is an English musician and songwriter.

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Independent music

Independent music (often referred to as indie music or indie) is music produced independently from commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing.

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Islam

IslamThere are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster).

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Island Records

Island Records is a British-Jamaican record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group (UMG).

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Ivor Novello Awards

The Ivor Novello Awards, named after the entertainer Ivor Novello, are awards for songwriting and composing.

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Jack Bruce

John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce (14 May 1943 – 25 October 2014) was a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter known primarily for his contributions to the British supergroup Cream, which also included the guitarist-singer Eric Clapton and the drummer Ginger Baker.

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Jack shit

Jack shit may refer to.

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James Burton

James Edward Burton (born August 21, 1939, in Dubberly, Louisiana) is an American guitarist.

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Jazz

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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Jeff Tweedy

Jeffrey Scot Tweedy (born August 25, 1967) is an American songwriter, musician, and record producer best known as the singer and guitarist of the band Wilco.

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Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer.

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Joe Boyd

Joe Boyd (born August 5, 1942) is an American record producer and writer.

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Joel Zifkin

Joel Zifkin is a Canadian musician and songwriter born in Montreal on April 14, 1954.

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John Kirkpatrick (musician)

John Kirkpatrick (born 8 August 1947) is an English player of free reed instruments.

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John Lydon

John Joseph Lydon (born 31 January 1956), also known by his stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter and musician.

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John Martyn

Iain David McGeachy, OBE (11 September 1948 – 29 January 2009), known professionally as John Martyn, was a British singer-songwriter and guitarist.

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John Peel

John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist.

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Judith Owen

Judith Owen (born in London in 1969) is a Welsh singer-songwriter.

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Julie Covington

Julie Covington (born 11 September 1946, London) is an English singer and actress, best known for recording the original version of "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina".

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June Tabor

June Tabor (born 31 December 1947 in Warwick, England) is an English folk singer known for her solo work as well as for her earlier collaborations with Maddy Prior and with the Oyster Band.

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Kamila Thompson

Kamila Thompson (born 1983) is a singer-songwriter based in London and New York.

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Kate McGarrigle

Kate McGarrigle, CM (February 6, 1946 – January 18, 2010), January 19, 2010 was a Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, who wrote and performed as a duo with her sister Anna McGarrigle.

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Later... with Jools Holland

Later...

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist.

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Liege & Lief

Liege & Lief is the fourth album by the English folk rock band Fairport Convention.

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Linda Thompson (singer)

Linda Thompson (née Pettifer, 23 August 1947) is an English folk rock singer.

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Live at Crawley

Live at Crawley is a live album by Richard Thompson recorded in 1993 and released in 1995.

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Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Snowden Wainwright III (born September 5, 1946) is an American songwriter, folk singer, humorist, and actor.

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M1 motorway

The M1 is a motorway in England connecting London to Leeds, where it joins the A1(M) near Aberford, to connect to Newcastle.

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Mandolin

A mandolin (mandolino; literally "small mandola") is a stringed musical instrument in the lute family and is usually plucked with a plectrum or "pick".

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Martin Lamble

Martin Francis Lamble (28 August 1949 – 12 May 1969) was the drummer for British folk rock band, Fairport Convention, from just after their formation in 1967, until his death in the band's van crash in 1969.

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Meet on the Ledge

"Meet on the Ledge" is a song by British folk rock band Fairport Convention.

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Melody Maker

Melody Maker was a British weekly music magazine, one of the world's earliest music weeklies, and—according to its publisher IPC Media—the earliest.

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Meltdown (festival)

Meltdown is an annual festival, held in London, featuring a mix of music, art, performance and film.

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Michael Jerome

Michael Jerome Moore, known as Michael Jerome is an American rock musician and drummer.

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Michael Stipe

John Michael Stipe (born January 4, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter, best known as being the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their dissolution in 2011.

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Mirror Blue

Mirror Blue is the seventh studio album by Richard Thompson, released in 1994.

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Mitchell Froom

Mitchell Froom (born June 29, 1953) is an American musician and record producer.

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Mock Tudor (album)

Mock Tudor is the ninth studio album by Richard Thompson.

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Mojo (magazine)

Mojo is a popular music magazine published initially by Emap, and since January 2008 by Bauer, monthly in the United Kingdom.

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Morris On

Morris On is a folk/rock album released in 1972 under the joint names of Ashley Hutchings, Richard Thompson, Dave Mattacks, John Kirkpatrick and Barry Dransfield.

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Mothers (music venue)

Mothers (formerly the Carlton Ballroom) was a club in the Erdington district of Birmingham, West Midlands, during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Music of Scotland

Scotland is internationally known for its traditional music, which remained vibrant throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, when many traditional forms worldwide lost popularity to pop music.

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Muslim

A Muslim (مُسلِم) is someone who follows or practices Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion.

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Muswell Hill

Muswell Hill is a suburban and low-rise urban district of the north, outer London Boroughs of Haringey and – a small part only – Barnet.

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Nick Drake

Nicholas Rodney Drake (19 June 1948 – 25 November 1974) was an English singer-songwriter and musician, known for his acoustic guitar-based songs.

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Night Owl (album)

Night Owl is a 1979 album by Gerry Rafferty.

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Norma Waterson

Norma Christine Waterson (born 15 August 1939) is an English musician, best known as one of the original members of The Watersons, a celebrated English traditional group.

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Notting Hill

Notting Hill is a district in West London, located north of Kensington within the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (with eastern sections of Westbourne Grove merging into the City of Westminster).

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Notting Hill Gate

Notting Hill Gate is one of the main thoroughfares of Notting Hill, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

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Oops!... I Did It Again (song)

"Oops!...

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.

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Orville Gibson

Orville H. Gibson (May 1856 – August 19, 1918) was a luthier who founded the Gibson Guitar Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1902, makers of guitars, mandolins and other instruments.

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P-90

The P-90 (sometimes written P90) is a single coil electric guitar pickup produced by Gibson since 1946.

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P-Vine Records

P-Vine Records is an independent record label, started by Blues Interactions, a firm in Tokyo, Japan established in 1975 by Yasufumi Higurashi and Akira Kochi.

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Pere Ubu

Pere Ubu is an American rock group formed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975.

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Pete Zorn

Pete Zorn (29 May 1950 – 19 April 2016) was an American multi-instrumentalist who was a longstanding member of Richard Thompson's backing band.

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Philip Pickett

Philip Pickett (born 19 November 1950) is an English musician and convicted sex offender.

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Places I Have Never Been

Places I Have Never Been is the third studio album, and first in ten years, by singer/songwriter Willie Nile.

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Playboy

Playboy is an American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine.

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PolyGram

PolyGram Entertainment is a film and TV production company owned by Universal Music Group.

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Pour Down Like Silver

Pour Down Like Silver is the third album by the British duo of singer/songwriter/guitarist Richard and singer Linda Thompson.

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Power trio

A power trio is a rock and roll band format having a lineup of electric guitar, bass guitar and drum kit (drums and cymbals), leaving out the second rhythm guitar or keyboard instrument (e.g., Hammond organ) that are used in other rock music bands that are quartets and quintets.

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Proper Records

Proper Records is an English record label founded by Malcolm Mills.

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Prospect Park (Brooklyn)

Prospect Park is a 526-acre (213 hectare)"Prospect Park" NYC Parks https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/prospect-park retrieved June 18, 2017 public park in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, and the second largest public park in Brooklyn.

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Pump organ

The pump organ, reed organ, harmonium, or melodeon is a type of free-reed organ that generates sound as air flows past a vibrating piece of thin metal in a frame.

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Renaissance

The Renaissance is a period in European history, covering the span between the 14th and 17th centuries.

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Richard Fariña

Richard George Fariña (March 8, 1937 – April 30, 1966) was an American folksinger, songwriter, poet and novelist.

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Richard Thompson discography

The discography of Richard Thompson, an English singer/songwriter and guitarist, consists of 14 solo studio albums, two live albums and 16 singles, in addition to six studio albums credited to Richard and Linda Thompson and five studio albums as a member of Fairport Convention.

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Rock and roll

Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.

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Roland Corporation

is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software.

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Roy Wood

Roy Wood (born 8 November 1947) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

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Rumor and Sigh

Rumor and Sigh is the sixth solo album by British singer/songwriter Richard Thompson, released in 1991 on the Capitol label.

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San Francisco Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area (popularly referred to as the Bay Area) is a populous region surrounding the San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun estuaries in the northern part of the U.S. state of California.

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Sandy Denny

Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny (6 January 1947 – 21 April 1978) was an English singer-songwriter who was lead singer of the British folk rock band Fairport Convention.

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Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States.

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Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard (officially New Scotland Yard) is a metonym for the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), the territorial police force responsible for policing most of London.

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Sea shanty

A sea shanty, chantey, or chanty is a type of work song that was once commonly sung to accompany labor on board large merchant sailing vessels.

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Session musician

Session musicians, studio musicians, or backing musicians are musicians hired to perform in recording sessions or live performances.

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Shoot Out the Lights

Shoot Out the Lights is the sixth and final album by British husband-and-wife rock duo Richard and Linda Thompson.

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Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory is an American home video and music company founded in 2003.

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Simon Nicol

Simon John Breckenridge Nicol (born 13 October 1950) is an English guitarist, singer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.

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Single coil guitar pickup

A single coil pickup is a type of magnetic transducer, or pickup, for the electric guitar and the electric bass.

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Small Town Romance

Small Town Romance is a live album by British singer/songwriter Richard Thompson.

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Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys

Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys is a compilation album of sea shanties and the follow-up to Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys.

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Still (Richard Thompson album)

Still is the sixteenth solo studio album by British singer/songwriter Richard Thompson.

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Strict Tempo!

Strict Tempo! is an instrumental album by Richard Thompson released in 1981.

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Sue Draheim

Sue Draheim (August 17, 1949 – April 11, 2013) was an American fiddler, boasting a more than forty year musical career in the US and the UK.

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Sufism

Sufism, or Taṣawwuf (personal noun: ṣūfiyy / ṣūfī, mutaṣawwuf), variously defined as "Islamic mysticism",Martin Lings, What is Sufism? (Lahore: Suhail Academy, 2005; first imp. 1983, second imp. 1999), p.15 "the inward dimension of Islam" or "the phenomenon of mysticism within Islam",Massington, L., Radtke, B., Chittick, W. C., Jong, F. de, Lewisohn, L., Zarcone, Th., Ernst, C, Aubin, Françoise and J.O. Hunwick, “Taṣawwuf”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, edited by: P. Bearman, Th.

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Sunnyvista

Sunnyvista, released in October 1979, is the fifth album by Richard and Linda Thompson.

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Sweet Warrior

Sweet Warrior is the twelfth studio album by Richard Thompson, released in 2007.

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Teddy Thompson

Teddy Thompson (born 19 February 1976) is a British folk and rock musician.

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.

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The Blind Boys of Alabama

The Blind Boys of Alabama (or simply Blind Boys of Alabama) is an American five-time Grammy Award-winning gospel group who first sang together in 1939.

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The Boys of the Lough

The Boys of the Lough is a Scottish-Irish Celtic music band active since the 1970s.

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The Bunch

The Bunch were a British folk rock band, which came together in 1971 to record their one off album, Rock On.

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The Corrs

The Corrs are an Irish band that combine pop rock with traditional Irish themes within their music.

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The Golden Palominos

The Golden Palominos are an American musical group headed by drummer and composer Anton Fier, first formed in 1981.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British online newspaper.

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The Lady Is a Tramp

"The Lady Is a Tramp" is a show tune from the 1937 Rodgers and Hart musical Babes in Arms in which it was introduced by former child star Mitzi Green.

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The Neville Brothers

The Neville Brothers is an American R&B/soul/funk group, formed in 1977 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The Observer

The Observer is a British newspaper published on Sundays.

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The Old Kit Bag

The Old Kit Bag is the tenth studio album by British singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson, released in 2003.

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The Rails

The Rails is a folk rock band from London, England, composed of husband and wife James Walbourne and Kami Thompson.

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The Stranglers

The Stranglers are an English rock band who emerged via the punk rock scene.

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Three Score and Ten

Three Score and Ten: A Voice to the People is a multi-CD box set album issued by Topic Records in 2009 to celebrate 70 years as an independent British record label.

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Time (magazine)

Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.

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Topic Records

Topic Records is a British folk music label, which played a major role in the second British folk revival.

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Tuxedo Junction

Tuxedo Junction was a 600-capacity live music venue located at 2 Ives Street in Danbury, Connecticut.

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UK Albums Chart

The Official Albums Chart is a list of albums ranked by physical and digital sales and (from March 2015) audio streaming in the United Kingdom.

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Unhalfbricking

Unhalfbricking is the third album by the British folk rock band Fairport Convention and their second album released in 1969.

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Uni-Vibe

The Uni-Vibe (or UniVibe), also known as Jax Vibra-Chorus,Harry Shapiro, Michael Heatley, Roger Mayer,, Voyageur Press is a footpedal-operated phaser or phase shifter for creating chorus and vibrato simulations for electric organ or guitar.

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Union Station (band)

Union Station is a bluegrass / country band associated with singer Alison Krauss.

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University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is a public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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Vibrato

Vibrato (Italian, from past participle of "vibrare", to vibrate) is a musical effect consisting of a regular, pulsating change of pitch.

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Vivian Stanshall

Vivian Stanshall (born Victor Anthony Stanshall; 21 March 1943 – 5 March 1995) was an English singer-songwriter, musician, author, poet and wit, best known for his work with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, for his exploration of the British upper classes in Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (as a radio series for John Peel, as an audio recording, as a book and as a film), and for acting as Master of Ceremonies on Mike Oldfield's album Tubular Bells.

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Watching the Dark

Watching the Dark is an album by Richard Thompson released in 1993.

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Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog (born 5 September 1942) is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director.

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What We Did on Our Holidays

What We Did on Our Holidays (released as Fairport Convention in the United States) is the 1969 second album by the band Fairport Convention.

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Wilco

Wilco is an American alternative rock band based in Chicago, Illinois.

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William Ellis School

William Ellis School is a United Kingdom secondary comprehensive school for boys in Highgate, London.

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Willie Nile

Willie Nile (born Robert Noonan; June 7, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter.

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You? Me? Us?

You? Me? Us? is the eighth studio album by British singer-songwriter Richard Thompson released in April 1996 via Capitol Records.

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(guitar, vocal)

(guitar, vocal) is a 1976 album by Richard Thompson.

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1000 Years of Popular Music

1000 Years of Popular Music is a 2003 live album by Richard Thompson.

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1952 Vincent Black Lightning

"1952 Vincent Black Lightning" is a song by guitarist Richard Thompson from his 1991 album Rumor and Sigh.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Thompson_(musician)

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