Linda Thompson

Linda Thompson is a British folk and folk rock singer and songwriter. Born on August 23, 1947 in Hackney, London, England, she is known for her distinctive voice and heartfelt lyrics. From 1972 to 1982, she was married to the renowned musician Richard Thompson, with whom she has three children - Maimuna, Teddy, and Kamila. With a career spanning several decades, Linda Thompson has made a significant impact on the music industry.

Her musical style can be compared to artists such as Sandy Denny, June Tabor, Richard Thompson (her former husband), and Martin Carthy. She has also collaborated with notable acts like Fairport Convention and Fotheringay. Linda's work with Richard Thompson as the duo "Richard & Linda Thompson" further solidified her place in the folk rock genre.

Despite being an accomplished artist in her own right, Linda Thompson continues to support emerging talent within the music industry. Her contributions have influenced musicians such as Norma Waterson, Eliza Carthy, John Renbourn, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, and John Martyn.


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