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Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson (born April 3, 1949) is a musician, most known as a guitar-player and songwriter. He first became prominent as a founding member of Fairport Convention, "the English Jefferson Airplane" and later pioneers of British Folk Rock. He went solo in 1971, then later performed as a duo with wife Linda. They made two notable albums as a duo - "I Want To see The Bright Lights Tonight" and "Shoot Out The Lights". The couple divorced in 1982, and he now performs solo again. Richard continues to make critically acclaimed albums but has somehow avoided mainstream success.

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