Happy birthday, Richard Thompson

A few of Thompson’s classics, some vintage footage of Fairport Convention, a documentary and guitar lessons from the man, himself.

Whereas Fairport Convention’s albums tended to be have a strong British Folk influence, due in no small part to producer, Joe Boyd’s, influence, their early live sessions show an affinity for the San Francisco Ballroom psychedelic sound, most notably that of Jefferson Airplane. Check out the fantastic, Heyday: BBC Radio Sessions 1968-69, for the Fairport in full flight

Oh, and Thompson still puts on a great show, should you have a chance to see him