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Richard Thompson: The Old Kit Bag

David Sinclair, Word, The, March 2003

ONE OF THE MANY extraordinary things about Richard Thompson is how resistant he is to the image-making process. After all, here is a man who has been through the rock'n'roll mill. On the road virtually non-stop since his teens, a student of all sorts of music and unusually well-read, he is a long-term convert to the Muslim faith, dividing his time between houses in California and England.

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