A remarkably gifted vocalist who would mature into a strong and evocative songwriter, Linda Thompson is best known for her work with her former husband Richard Thompson, though she has also enjoyed a sporadic but satisfying career as a solo artist. Performing as Linda Peters, she was a minor figure in the British folk-rock community before she made auspicious appearances on Rock On, an album from the ad-hoc group the Bunch, and Richard Thompson's first solo album, Henry the Human Fly. After she wed Richard in 1972, they recorded a handful of superb collaborative albums, with 1974's I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight and 1982's Shoot Out the Lights widely acknowledged classics for their superb songwriting, Richard's peerless guitar work, and Linda's powerful, emotionally honest vocals. After the breakup of her marriage to Richard, ...
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