Beeswing: Fairport, Folk Rock and Finding My Voice, 1967–75
The memoir of international music icon Richard Thompson, co-founder of the legendary folk rock group Fairport Convention.
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A BOOK OF THE YEAR
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‘I encourage everyone to read this wonderful book.’
‘Thompson could be said to be an English Dylan – only in some ways he’s even better than that.’
Richard Thompson came of age during an extraordinary moment in 1960s Britain – as music began to reflect a great cultural awakening, the guitarist and songwriter co-founded Fairport Convention, ushering in the era of folk rock. An intimate memoir of personal discovery and creative intensity, Beeswing vividly captures the life of an international music icon in a world on the cusp of change
‘Gripping . . . A quiet joy of a memoir.’
‘Thompson writes exceptionally well . . . If you love music in all its myriad forms, you’ll love this book.’
NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS
‘An intimate, revealing tome, Beeswing is the voice of a figure at the heart of the British counter-culture.’
‘Perceptive, lyrical, amiable and seemingly effortless . . . required reading.’
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