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Richard John Thompson OBE (born 3 April 1949, Notting Hill, London) is a British songwriter, guitarist and recording and performing musician. Highly regarded for his guitar techniques and strange, darkly-funny lyrics, Thompson was awarded the Orville H. Gibson award for best acoustic guitar player in 1991. Similarly, his songwriting has earned him an Ivor Novello Award and, in 2006, a lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio. Artists who have recorded Thompson's compositions include such diverse talents as Robert Plant, Del McCoury, R.E.M., Bonnie Raitt, Christy Moore, David Gilmour, Mary Black, Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw, The Corrs, Sandy Denny, June Tabor, Joel Fafard, Maria McKee, Shawn Colvin, Norma Waterson, Martin Carthy, Nanci Griffith, Graham Parker, Maura O'Connell, Los Lobos, John Doe, Greg Brown, Bob Mould, Barbara Manning, Loudon Wainwright III, The Futureheads and The Blind Boys of Alabama.

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Guitar, Vocal [1976]

SongDuration 
It'll Be Me
w/ Linda Thompson
4:22 

Across a Crowded Room [1985]

SongDuration 
Shine on Love [*]3:33 

Amnesia [1988]

SongDuration 
Pharaoh4:23 

Hard Cash [1990]

SongDuration 
Time to Ring Some Changes3:44 

I Misunderstood [1991]

SongDuration 
I Misunderstood  

An Acoustic Evening [1992]

SongDuration 
I Feel So Good  

Easy There, Steady Now [1994]

SongDuration 
Goin' Back [Live]2:09 

Industry [1997]

SongDuration 
Last Shift
w/ Danny Thompson, Thompson
3:55 

Celtschmerz [1998]

SongDuration 
A Heart Needs a Home  

1000 Years of Popular Music [2003]

SongDuration 
It Won't Be Long2:27 
Money2:50 

The Ride [2004]

SongDuration 
Wreck of the Carlos Rey
w/ Los Lobos
5:58 

Dream Attic [2010]

SongDuration 
The Money Shuffle5:56 

Beatnik Walking [2015]

SongDuration 
Beatnik Walking3:54 

My Rock, My Rope [2018]

SongDuration 
My Rock, My Rope3:19 

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