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Richard Thompson

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Richard Thompson OBE (born 3 April 1949, Notting Hill, London) is a British singer/songwriter and guitarist. Highly regarded for his guitar techniques, Thompson was awarded the Orville H. Gibson award for best acoustic guitar player in 1991. Similarly, his songwriting has earned him an Ivor Novello Award and, in 2006, a lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio. Thompson made his debut as a recording artist as a member of Fairport Convention in September 1967. He left the group in 1971 and began recording with his wife as Richard & Linda Thompson, before their marriage dissolved in 1983. Since then, Thompson has maintained a critically-acclaimed solo career.


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    Says Red Molly, to James, "Well that's a fine motorbike.
    A girl could feel special on any such like."
    Says James, to Red Molly, "My hat's off to you.
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    1952 Vincent Black Lightning  -  145,818 plays
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    Vultures pecking the eyes out of his head
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    Now the weekend's come I'm gonna throw my troubles away
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    Meet me at the station don't be late
    I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight  -  52,215 plays
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    Break somebody's heart tonight
    I feel so good I'm going to
    Take someone apart tonight
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