Saw Richard Thompson in Detroit on Friday night. Standing only venue – with about 200 men of a certain age watching. He was of course marvelous. A great new album, extraordinary playing and his voice is still great at 69. Playing tunes from Fairport days – 50 damn years.
Question was asked by my friend – why is RT NOT Eric Clapton – ie – stadium gigs, widespread recognition etc. RT plays better, sings better and has written better songs.
We had a one word answer – “Cream” – but surely there is more to it.