Folk legend Richard Thompson is heading back to the Royal Albert Hall for the first time in 23 years this September to celebrate his 70th Birthday. As well as celebrating Thompson’s milestone birthday, this unmissable show will be a fitting tribute to a truly exceptional artist with special guests.
London! I'm excited to welcome these incredible special guests for my 70th birthday celebration at
royalalberthall</a>. See you all very soon! <a href="https://t.co/AEHxWV0VXO">pic.twitter.com/AEHxWV0VXO</a></p>— Richard Thompson (RthompsonMusic) July 25, 2019
The British singer-songwriter and guitarist holds a coveted spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list. His songwriting similarly earned him an Ivor Novello Award and GRAMMY Award nominations.
Thompson is known for songs such as I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight, 1952 Vincent Black Lightning, Tear Stained Letter and Beeswing, and his influence can’t be overstated. The likes of Robert Plant, R.E.M. and David Byrne have covered his music since he made his debut as a member of Fairport Convention in 1967.
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Special guests for this show include: David Gilmour, Alistair Anderson, Hugh Cornwell, Loudon Wainwright III, Zara Phillips, Bob Mould, Christine Collister, Danny Thompson, Dave Mattacks, Teddy Thompson, Dave Pegg, Ashley Hutchings, Derek Smalls (formerly of the band formally known as Spinal Tap), Kate Rusby, Linda Thompson, Eliza Carthy, Jack Thompson, Simon Nicol, Maddy Prior, James Walbourne, Olivia Chaney, Judith Owen, Marc Ellington, Kami Thompson and Martin Carthy.
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