Beeswing

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Richard Thompson came of age at an extraordinary moment in British culture. It was 1967 and popular music was reflecting a wide range of influences. In the midst of this musical awakening, eighteen-year-old guitarist Thompson co-founded legendary folk rock group Fairport Convention and helped them to invent a new genre of music. Going back to his childhood and reflecting on this heady period of personal creative intensity, Thompson details life on the road, his relationship with bandmate Sandy Denny, playing alongside Jimi Hendrix and Nick Drake, a devastating car crash, his partnership with his ex-wife Linda, and his personal spiritual journey from esoteric bookshops to extraordinary meetings with saints in Morocco.

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Weight0.504 kg
Dimensions23.4 × 15.3 × 2 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

782.42166092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

Description

THE TOP FIVE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
A ROUGH TRADE, THE TIMES, ROLLING STONE,
CLASH, MOJO, UNCUT BOOK OF THE YEAR

The memoir of international music icon Richard Thompson, co-founder of the legendary folk rock group Fairport Convention.

‘I encourage everyone to read this wonderful book.’
ELVIS COSTELLO

‘Thompson could be said to be an English Dylan – only in some ways he’s even better than that.’
GUARDIAN

Fresh and exploratory.’ NEW YORK TIMES
‘Gripping . . . affecting and enlightening.’ GUARDIAN
‘Perceptive, lyrical, amiable and seemingly effortless.’ CAUGHT BY THE RIVER
‘Thompson writes exceptionally well.’ NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS

Richard Thompson came of age during an extraordinary moment in 1960s Britain – as music began to reflect a great cultural awakening, the guitarist and songwriter co-founded Fairport Convention, ushering in the era of folk rock. An intimate memoir of personal discovery and creative intensity, Beeswing vividly captures the life of an international music icon in a world on the cusp of change

‘Honest in its self-appraisal, often very moving and sometimes extremely funny – this quiet joy of a memoir is just what you’d expect from one of the finest British musicians of the last 50 years.’
RICHARD WILLIAMS

‘With Beeswing [Thompson] adds master memoirist to his long list of artistic accomplishments . . . fascinating.’
BOB MOULD

Additional information

Weight0.504 kg
Dimensions23.4 × 15.3 × 2 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

782.42166092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K