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Bobby Womack Joins The Old-timers For Womad Festival

4th June 2014

Veteran soul man Bobby Womack is to headline this year's (14) Womad festival in England with fellow 'pensioners' Richard Thompson and Manu Dibango.Together with 54-year-old Youssou N'Dour, the four stars are an accumulated 269, making...

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Out Now - UK Albums Releases - Foals Get Ambitious With 'Holy Fire,' Richard Thompson Gets 'Electric' And Bullet For My Valentine Fail To Deliver On 'Temper Temper'

By Hayley Avron | 11th February 2013

Holy Fire is the third album from Foals and if the lead single ‘Inhaler’ is anything to go by, it will almost inevitably build the fanbase that they have cemented for themselves with their first...

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Muslim Richard Thompson Keen To Visit O.b.e. Chapel

6th February 2012

Folk legend Richard Thompson is hoping to make use of the exclusive O.B.E. chapel at St. Paul's Cathedral in London now he holds the medal - even though he's a Muslim.The beloved singer/songwriter was the...

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The Things They Say 24199

31st January 2012

"If you hang around long enough, you accumulate anniversaries. The longer you're on the planet, something comes out." British folk icon Richard Thompson refuses to dwell on his 2012 anniversaries - his first album is...

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Fascinating Fact 12752

29th January 2012

World War II buff Richard Thompson is in talks to score an ambitious new TV series about the first World War. The British folk icon became an in-demand composer after scoring 2005 documentary The Grizzly...

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Richard Thompson: 'My Door Is Open To Yusuf Islam Collaboration'

27th January 2012

Folk icon Richard Thompson is quietly hoping to collaborate with Yusuf Islam.Fans are often puzzled why the two Brits and Muslim converts have never hit the studio together - and Thompson insists the music world...

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Folk Icon Richard Thompson Considers Image Makeover

26th January 2012

Folk rock icon Richard Thompson is considering a drastic image overhaul after spending years wearing a beret and Eastern European army gear onstage.The bearded Brit has one of the most recognisable looks in all of...

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Alison Krauss Reveals Greatest Song

12th April 2011

Alison Krauss says 'Dimming of the Day' by the singer songwriter Richard Thompson is "one of the greatest songs for a woman to sing". Alison Krauss covers the track on her highly anticipated new album...

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Thompson 'Intimidated' By Schwarzenegger As Son's Soccer Coach

27th January 2011

Tough guy ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER used to become so aggressive during his son's soccer matches he would infuriate the coach, folk singer RICHARD THOMPSON - but the musician felt too "intimidated" to reprimand the actor.British rocker...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Dj Larman At Memorial Event

17th May 2007

JACKSON BROWNE and RICHARD THOMPSON were among the musicians who paid tribute to US radio host HOWARD LARMAN at a memorial service in Los Angeles on Tuesday (15May07) night. Rockers Loudon Wainwright III and Dave...

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Fairport Convention Stars Honoured At Folk Awards

7th February 2006

Veteran singer/songwriter RICHARD THOMPSON was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in London yesterday (06FEB06). The FAIRPORT CONVENTION star was presented with his award by DIRE STRAITS...

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Pixies Go Acoustic For Newport Folk Festival

17th June 2005

Cult rockers the PIXIES are to go acoustic for the first time when they headline the NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL in Rhode Island in August (06AUG05). The group will line up with folk stars RICHARD...

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Arnie The Soccer Dad

20th February 2004

FAIRPORT CONVENTION star turned soccer coach RICHARD THOMPSON has signalled out ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER's son for some "sadistic extra drills" - because he's a "selfish player". Thompson, who is now coaching a Los Angeles Under-12...

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