Richard ThompsonRichard Thompson
(born April 3
) 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.