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Richard and Linda Thompson: Keeping Up with the Thompsons

Terry Staunton, Record Collector, October 2009

Once flippantly but affectionately called "the Sonny & Cher of the folk world", Richard & Linda Thompson are worshipped as living legends, a jewel in the crown of Island Records. In the same year the label marks its 50th anniversary, Richard is the subject of a comprehensive box set, while Linda looks to the future with a little help from her fans. Terry Staunton spoke to them both.

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