Articles Tagged 'Richard Thompson'

Five Great Inventive British Guitar Heroes

Before we start: I just wanted to say that yes, there have been far more than five astonishing British guitarists in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. And we could argue all day about who they are, and whether Jimi Hendrix could beat them in a shred-off. Let’s just use these five as a launchpad […]

Queen Elizabeth’s New Year Honors List Revealed

The Queen’s annual honors list was released today, reports The BBC. But Simon Cowell didn’t make the cut. There was much speculation that the 51-year-old music mogul would be knighted for his huge contributions to the world of music and entertainment. Instead, Annie Lennox was the most recognized name among the roster of entertainers. The […]

Anglo For Your Ear: Fairport Convention’s “Who Knows Where the Time Goes”

Fairport Convention exemplified British folk music in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Guitar virtuoso Richard Thompson got his start in the band. However, most people think of the late Sandy Denny when Fairport Convention is mentioned. Her pure, aching soprano evokes other female folk singers, like Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and Joni Mitchell. It […]