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Birth name: Richard John Thompson.
Born: 3 April 1949 in Notting Hill Gate, West London, UK.
-Linda Peters (October 1972-present).
As a guitarist Thompson is notable for the breadth of his influences - which range from Buddy Holly and James Burton via Les Paul and Django Reinhardt to less likely influences such as pipe player Billy Pigg - and for his penchant for improvising rather than relying on worked out solos for each song.
Over a long career (he first recorded in 1967 as a member of Fairport Convention), Thompson has received much acclaim from his peers and has consistently been well-regarded by critics. While he has never become a household name - even his best-known albums have enjoyed only limited commercial success - he has earned a reputation as a skilled and compelling live performer and a consistently vital recording artist. In August 2003, Rolling Stone magazine listed Thompson as #19 on its list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He continues to write and record new material and plays many live shows each year.