Innovative guitar player and much-covered songwriter.
Founding member of Fairport Convention and half of legendary recording duo Richard & Linda Thompson.
Recorded with Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, John Martyn, Iain Matthews, Crowded House, Bonnie Raitt, and more.
Songs recorded by David Gilmour, Maria McKee, Bob Mould, Elvis Costello, among many, many others.
Richard was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2011.