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June 30, 2006

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GreenmanTim

The very same. Richard Thompson was a teenaged guitar sensation with the ground-breaking British electric folk band Fairport Convention in the late 1960s. He and his first wife Linda Thompson produced a number of albums during the 1970s, with Shoot Out the Lights as their crowning achievement and voted in the top 10 albums of the decade by Rolling Stone in the 1980s, even though it was unknown within mainstream markets. The improvisation on Grizzley Man showcases some of his virtuosity, but the fellow has many sides and defies easy categorization. He is known as a folkie in Britain, a rocker in the US. He does mean covers and has had no less than three tribute albums of his music. Have fun exploring!

Al Mollitor

Pardon me, I'm not much of a music buff. For Father's Day, my daughter gave me the "Grizzly Man" soundtrack by Richard Thompson, and I'm enjoying it quite a bit. Could this be the same person?

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