Tag Archives: Richard Thompson

ichard And Linda Thompson - Rafferty's Folly - Cover Art

28/10/17 – Richard And Linda Thompson – Wall Of Death – 1982

After leaving Fairport Convention in 1971, Richard Thompson released his first solo album Henry The Human Fly to negative reviews. The next five albums saw Thompson perform as a duo with singer and wife to be Linda Peters credited as Richard And Linda Thompson. Their last album together, Shoot Out The Lights, preceded a break up […]

Emitt Rhodes

23/1/15 – Merry – Go – Round – You’re A Very Lovely Woman – 1967/ Emitt Rhodes – You’re A Very Lovely Woman – 1969 (1971)/ Linda Ronstadt – She’s A Very Lovely Woman – 1971/ Emitt Rhodes – Really Wanted You – 1971/ Bangles – Live – 1984/ The Palace Guard – Falling Sugar – 1966

The story of Emitt Rhodes leaves you frustrated, confused, angry and shaking your head in disbelief at the man’s bad luck and you might even be a little concerned about his present view of the world if you have an hour to listen to the radio interview from 2010 that is posted below. A man […]

Fairport Convention 1968 B:W Pic

25/10/14 – Fairport Convention – Time Will Show The Wiser – 1968

An excitable Fairport Convention from 1968 with a slightly quicker version of the first song from their debut album. The song was written by American singer/songwriter Emitt Rhodes. At this point they were looking towards American folk and mainly American/Canadian singer/songwriters for inspiration. This was to change in the coming years as they concentrated on […]

Kate Rusby 20 Cover Art

20/4/14 – Kate Rusby – 20 – 2012

Kate Rusby affectionately known as ‘The Barnsley Nightingale’ was one of the first of a younger generation in the ‘New Wave’ of Folk that included Kathryn Roberts, Eliza Carthy, Cara Dillon, Seth Lakeman and many others. Since the heady days of Fairport Convention, Pentangle or June Tabor, the folk scene had begun a downward spiral as […]