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The Resource Richard Thompson : the biography, Patrick Humphries

Richard Thompson : the biography, Patrick Humphries

Label
Richard Thompson : the biography
Title
Richard Thompson
Title remainder
the biography
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Humphries
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Richard Thompson: The Biography traces the career of one of today's most innovative singer/songwriter/guitarists. Thompson has been writing and performing for thirty years, creating a unique blend of traditional British music with a contemporary sensibility. His lyrical wit - mixing cynicism, dark humor, and gripping imagery - matched with his breath-taking guitar artistry has made him a perennial favorite of concertgoers, music critics, and his peers. This biography gives the full story of Thompson's life and career, including new details about his stormy marriage to Linda; his conversion to the Sufi Muslim religion and its impact on his writing and life; and his new marriage to American-born Nancy Covey and their life in southern California and London. It is based on hours of interviews with Thompson himself, in which he speaks frankly about how he wrote many of his best-loved songs, plus interviews with many of his closest associates. Including rare photographs, many never before published, along with a complete discography and song list, this will be an important addition to every Thompson fan's bookshelf
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Richard Thompson, strange affair
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Humphries, Patrick
Dewey number
  • 782.42166/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML419.T47
LC item number
H86 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
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  • Thompson, Richard
  • Guitarists
  • Rock musicians
  • Composers
Label
Richard Thompson : the biography, Patrick Humphries
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Richard Thompson, strange affair. London : Virgin Books, 1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 372), discography (p. 347-371), and index
Control code
ocm36017030
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 384 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780028647524
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
96037826
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Richard Thompson : the biography, Patrick Humphries
Publication
Note
Originally published: Richard Thompson, strange affair. London : Virgin Books, 1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 372), discography (p. 347-371), and index
Control code
ocm36017030
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 384 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780028647524
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
96037826
Other physical details
ill.

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