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Guitarist Richard Thompson Releases 'Electric'

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(FOX 11) Richard Thompson is a singer songwriter who's been performing in the music business for more than 40 years. He's also been named one of the 20 best guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.

Thompson is performing Friday night at the John Anson Ford Amphitheater and talked beforehand with Good Day LA.

Richard opened up about his guitar influences and when steve put him to the test to play some of their stuff, you can see he passed with flying colors.

He also gives a surprising answer when asked if he could only listen to one piece of music, what would it be? Richard also discussed his latest album, "Electric" and how he hit the scene as a teen guitarist and songwriter with the groundbreaking "fairport convention", the band that essentially invented the term "english folk-rock."

On Twitter: @RthompsonMusic

Fun Facts

--British musician known for his "guitar techniques and strange, darkly-funny lyrics"

--His songs were performed by R.E.M., Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, The Pointer Sister,  and more

--Appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2011

(Source: Wikipedia)

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