Linda Thompson

Magic by proxy: Linda Thompson finds her voices

Colin Randall welcomes long-awaited news of an exciting project in which Linda Thompson assembles musically gifted family and friends for an album of the songs she wrote but cannot perform herself …. Linda Thompson has one of the best-loved voices... Read more →

My Christmas Day choice: Sunnyvista by Richard and Linda Thompson, and Lindisfarne's Broon

Each Christmas, if I remember, I look around for something quirky to post, (the editor writes). I've done the greetings, incorporated within the piece introducing Andrew Curry as Salut! Live’s new deputy editor. I’ve posted/reposted interpretations of Fairytale of New... Read more →

'Can I please be Linda Thompson?' Rachel Unthank's dream

What a heroine and what a tribute. Moonlighting from her band, Rachel Unthank joined another North-eastern artist, Paul Smith, for a short tour, which our Andrew Curry caught at the Bush Theatre in London. The heroine? Linda Thompson, once famously... Read more →

Linda Thompson: giving that fabulous voice back to its owner

In praise of Linda Thompson. It'll take just a little while to get there unless you scroll down ... One of the perks of working for the arts desks of the bigger newspapers was, in happier times for journalism, the... Read more →

Rab Noakes RIP: news of his death 'hit me like a heavy ton of bricks'

As years go by, acquaintance with death is unavoidable. Friends, relatives, former colleagues and people you know a little or a lot succumb to nature's way of doing things. The certainty of mortality hardly makes it easier when loved or... Read more →

Song of the Day Revisited: Linda and Richard Thompson .. Dimming of the Day

July 2021 update: the song has been debated here already. But this is a post, featured in a Song of the Day series, that cries out for another outing. It is a wonderful piece of music and many other artists... Read more →