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Richard and Linda Thompson: Life without Fairport

Bob Woffinden, New Musical Express, 15 June 1974

RICHARD THOMPSON wrote 'Meet On The Ledge', in case you'd forgotten. On that basis alone the man would be due a certain portion of immortality. But this is 1974, and Thompson, with his new group Sour Grapes, seemed only too willing to accept his role as support band on the recent Traffic tour – indeed, highly gratified to be given such an opportunity.

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