Sunday, March 8, 2009

Richard Thompson- Oops! I Did It Again

Richard Thompson's career began as a teenaged lead guitarist in the seminal British folk-rock band Fairport Convention in the late 1960's. In my other blog USELESS TRIVIA AND MINDLESS RANTS there is a history of the group and Richard Thompson's early career up until his departure from the band after the album Full House.

Richard went on to a successful solo career, at times working with his then wife Linda Thompson as well as many members past and present of Fairport. His influence has been substantial, with artists like Bonnie Raitt often citing Thompson as one of the artists she listens to. Thompson's repertoire is eclectic; he'll do old British and Celtic folk, self penned compositions about misanthropes, motorcycles, and ice cream, some Bob Dylan, and even some old Dion (DiMucci).

And here, dare I say, is Richard Thompson singing, playing (but not dancing) to Britney Spears Oops! I Did It Again.

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