Teddy Thompson is a British folk and rock musician. He is the son of folk-rock musicians Richard and Linda Thompson and brother of singer Kamila Thompson, he released his first album in 2000. Teddy Thompson was born in 1976 in a London Sufi commune to folk-rock musicians Richard and Linda Thompson, both major musical figures in the English folk rock scene from the 1960s on, he is the brother of singer Kamila Thompson. He formed his own band at the age of 18, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career, which included work as a singer and guitar player in his father Richard's band during the 1990s. He appears on at least three Richard Thompson Band recordings from that time: You? Me? Us?, the live album Celtschmerz and Mock Tudor, as well as singing a duet on the track "Persuasion", which appeared on Richard's best-of compilation Action Packed. He can be seen performing in his father's band on a number of internet videos from as early as 1993, including an appearance on the BBC's Jools Holland show.
He coaxed his mother out of retirement and co-produced her first album in 17 years, Fashionably Late. In 2000 Thompson released his debut album, Teddy Thompson, which received much critical acclaim but little commercial success. Between the time of his debut album and follow-up, he released the moderately successful EP Blunderbuss and toured as part of Rosanne Cash's band, his song "Love Her for That" was featured in 40 Nights. In 2005, Thompson released Separate Ways, it has a strong "second-generation" artist theme, featuring both Rufus and Martha Wainwright, who are close friends of Thompson. He has recorded with both the Wainwrights, including Rufus' 2003 album Want One. Teddy and Rufus recorded a version of "King of the Road" for the 2005 film, Brokeback Mountain, with Thompson contributing a solo track: "I Don't Want to Say Goodbye". Separate Ways features Dave Mattacks, Tony Trischka and Garth Hudson of The Band and was produced by Brad Albetta, who produced Martha Wainwright's much-lauded debut album.
In 2014 the track "In My Arms" was featured in the 2013 British romantic comedy movie The Love Punch. Teddy's third album, Upfront & Down Low, was released on Verve Forecast in the United States on 17 July 2007, in the UK and Europe in 2007; the album contains covers of many of Teddy's favourite country songs, plus one of his own compositions, entitled "Down Low". It offers covers of country classics such as George Jones' "She Thinks I Still Care," Ernest Tubb's "Walking the Floor Over You", Liz Anderson's " Strangers", made famous by Merle Haggard. Lesser-known songs include Felice and Boudleaux Bryant's "Change of Heart", Dolly Parton's bittersweet "My Blue Tears," Bob Luman's "Let's Think About Living", the Elvis Presley "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone." Six tracks feature string arrangements by English arranger Robert Kirby, renowned for his work with Nick Drake. "My Blue Tears" features strings arranged by Thompson cohort Rufus Wainwright. The only single taken off Upfront & Down Low was "Change of Heart".
Thompson's fourth studio album, A Piece of What You Need, was released via Verve/Forecast in June 2008, contains all original songs. It was produced by Marius de Vries, whom Teddy met while recording background vocals on Rufus Wainwright's Want records in 2002; the first single from A Piece of What You Need is "In My Arms". The music video for the song features a cameo appearance by Rufus Wainwright dressed as Elvis Presley; the song entered the UK Singles Chart at No. 107. The album debuted at No. 10 after its first week in the UK Charts during August 2008. Thompson's fifth studio album Bella was released in February 2011. Bella is Thompson's fourth album released on the record label Verve Forecast; the album is produced by David Kahne. Bella contains all original songs which Thompson started working on after returning from his last tour; the single "'Looking for a Girl" was released on 13 January 2011 on Verve Forecast. Bella received positive reviews in the UK and the US. Critics note that this is Thompson's most personal record to date which yet again shows off his talent as a vocalist and craftsman of both personal and hummable pop tunes.
Thompson, in collaboration with acclaimed American singer-songwriter Kelly Jones, released his sixth studio album Little Windows via Cooking Vinyl on 1 April 2016. Teddy co-wrote the bulk of Fashionably Late, he contributed guitar and vocals on the album. The song All I See, written by Teddy and featuring Linda on vocals, first appeared on Teddy's 2000 self-titled debut. Thompson contributes covers of Leonard Cohen's "Tonight Will Be Fine" and "The Future" to a CD soundtrack released by Verve Records in 2006, featuring select covers from 2005 tribute concerts to the singer-songwriter. Teddy was featured in one of the episodes of Live from Abbey Road, along with Brian Wilson and Martha Wainwright, during September 2008. Teddy contributed two songs: "In My Arms" and "Don't Know What I Was Thinking", from A Piece of What You Need. Thompson and Martha Wainwright performed the Beatles song "We Can Work It Out" together at the end of the airing episode; the episode aired on The Sundance Channel on 4 September in the US and on 13 September in the UK. Thompson again co-wrote much of his mother's 2007 album, Versatile Heart.
Thompson is featured in a DVD with Keane, entitled Curate a Night For a War Child, contributing two songs from Upfront & Down Low. Thompson sings "Pink Moon" and "River Man" on the live album "Way To Blue - The Songs of Nick Drake", released in 2013. Teddy was featured in Life. Support. Music. A documenta
Sean Taro Ono Lennon is an American musician and actor. He is the son of John Lennon. Over the course of his career, he has been a member of the bands Cibo Matto, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, The Claypool Lennon Delirium and his parents' group The Plastic Ono Band, he has released two solo albums: Into the Friendly Fire. Sean Lennon was born in New York City on October 1975, on his father's 35th birthday, he is of Japanese descent on his mother's side and English and Irish descent on his father's side. Julian Lennon is his half-brother. Elton John is his godfather. After Sean's birth, John Lennon became a house husband, caring for his young son until his murder on December 8, 1980. Sean attended kindergarten in Tokyo and was educated at the exclusive private boarding school Institut Le Rosey in Rolle and earlier at New York's private Ethical Culture Fieldston School and Dalton School, he attended Columbia University for three semesters before dropping out to focus on his music. In January 1984, when Steve Jobs was visiting Manhattan, he attended a party that Sean's mother was throwing for Lennon and Jobs gave him one of the first Macintosh computers.
His parents kick-started his musical career: his debut into the music world came at age five, when he recited a story on his mother's 1981 album, Season of Glass. From childhood into his teen years, Lennon continued to collaborate with his mother, contributing vocals and receiving production credit on her solo albums It's Alright and Onobox. At 16 Lennon co-wrote the song "All I Ever Wanted" with Lenny Kravitz for his 1991 album Mama Said. By 1995 Lennon had formed the band IMA to play alongside his mother on her album Rising. Lennon made appearances in film, featured in the cast of Michael Jackson's 1988 Moonwalker and portraying a teenager experiencing visions of various M. C. Escher prints in Sony's 1990 promotional short-film Infinite Escher. In 1996, Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto were invited by Ono to remix the song "Talking to the Universe" for a Rising remix EP Rising Mixes, they invited him to join them on tour as a bass player. This led to Lennon's contributing to their side-project Butter 08 and to his becoming a member of the group.
He continued to play with them on tour, joining them on television and providing bass guitar and vocals on their EP Super Relax. Through his association with Cibo Matto, Lennon was approached by Adam Yauch, who expressed an interest in his music and persuaded him to sign a record contract with Grand Royal Records. Regarding Grand Royal, Lennon has said:I think I found the only label on the planet who doesn't care who my parents are and what my name is. It's a good feeling to know that I wouldn't have gotten the offer if they wouldn't have liked my songs. That's pretty rare in the music business! Lennon's solo debut Into the Sun, was released in 1998. A music video for "Home", a single from the album, was directed by Spike Jonze and enjoyed extended airplay on MTV; the album was produced by fellow Cibo Matto member Yuka Honda, who Lennon claimed was his inspiration for the album. They struck up a personal relationship as well as a creative one, he went on to tour supporting Into the Sun. During this period he appeared on radio programs such as The Howard Stern Show and KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
He recalled promoting the album as a bitter experience due to the media focus on his family rather than his own music. In 1999, Lennon's EP Half Horse, Half Musician was released featuring new tracks such as "Heart & Lung" and "Happiness" as well as remixes of songs from Into The Sun. Along with Half Horse Half Musician, 1999 saw the release of Cibo Matto's second album Stereo ★ Type A. Lennon stepped out of his traditional role as the group's bass player, this time playing a much wider range of instruments. Despite being well received, Stereo ★ Type A was followed by an extended Cibo Matto hiatus. In 2000, Lennon contributed vocals to Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Handsome Boy Modeling School and Jurassic 5. In 2001 on national television, Lennon performed several classics by the Beatles, "This Boy", "Across the Universe" and "Julia" alongside Robert Schwartzman, Rufus Wainwright and Moby for Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music. In the following years Lennon faded out of the spotlight.
However, he collaborated with various artists as a session musician and producer. Lennon appeared on the Soulfly album Primitive, released in 2000. After the demise of Grand Royal Records in 2001, Lennon signed with Capitol Records, yet no solo material surfaced until February 2006, when "Dead Meat" was released as the first single from his new album, Friendly Fire. A promotional trailer for the CD/DVD package of Friendly Fire was leaked online in early 2006; the trailer featured scenes from the film version of the album, a DVD of music videos comprised into a film. The videos were screen tests for Coin Locker Babies, another project on which Lennon is working which became a cinematic counterpart to his new album. Friendly Fire was released in October 2006; the theme of the album is love and betrayal, it is dedicated to the memory of a close friend who died. The night the album was released, Lennon made his first major television appearance in five years, performing "Dead Meat" live on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Lennon has since appeared on Late Night with The Sharon Osbourne Show. When questioned about the eight-year gap between solo albums in intervie
Sam Sallon is an English musician and songwriter. Born in London and raised in Manchester, he is the fourth child of eight, his first release Kathy's Song EP was released on Indigo-Octagon in January 2013, followed by the debut album One for the Road in September that year. In April 2014 Sallon picked up three awards at the Exposure Music Awards in London including Best Act Overall. In June 2014 he won an international Independent Music Award in the best Folk/Singer-songwriter category for his song "You Are Home", he has performed solo at the Royal Albert Hall opening for Pete Doherty, the Royal Festival Hall opening for Lyle Lovett and the Queen Elizabeth Hall opening for the Neil Cowley Trio. Other notable support slots have been with Lucy Rose, Johnny Flynn, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Nick Harper and Nouvelle Vague. Released in January 2013 Kathy's Song EP includes the title track, a cover of the 1965 Paul Simon song; the EP was received favourably, the song received support from DJ Chris Hawkins at BBC 6music after Hawkins came to a gig in London, describing Sallon as "a special songwriter and captivating performer".
Recorded on and off during a period of two years with producer David Watson, the debut album One for the Road features among its musicians Neil Cowley, Paul Wassif and Kami Thompson from The Rails. The album was critically acclaimed, Mojo Magazine praising the album as "a finely crafted debut", Maverick Magazine calling it "a potential album of the year"; the singles "You May Not Mean To Hurt Me" and "Long Way Down" both received plays on BBC Radio 2 supported by DJs Dermot O'Leary and Clare Balding. British singer Lianne La Havas has expressed strong admiration for the album; the album cover was shot at Beachy Head by photographer Jean-Philippe Defaut. Kathy's Song EP "You May Not Mean To Hurt Me" "Long Way Down" One for the Road
The Rails is a folk rock band from London, composed of husband and wife James Walbourne and Kami Thompson. Thompson and Walbourne first met during the recording sessions for Versatile Heart by Thompson's mother Linda Thompson in 2007; the band signed to Island Records in January 2014 and released their debut album on 5 May 2014 on the label's Pink Label imprint, the first band to do so since the 1970s. Kami Thompson is the daughter of British folk rock singers Richard Thompson and Linda Thompson and her brother is the alternative rock musician Teddy Thompson. Kami Thompson had been in her mother's band as a backing singer and had worked with Sean Lennon and Bonnie "Prince" Billy before issuing solo album Love Lies in 2001. James Walbourne is from Muswell Hill in London and has been in various bands, including Peter Bruntnell's band, the Pernice Brothers, Son Volt and The Pretenders, before releasing solo album The Hill in 2010, he has been a touring member of Ray Davies's band and has played with Uncle Tupelo, Edwyn Collins and The Pogues.
Linda Thompson was recording her solo album Versatile Heart in 1997 which featured Kami Thompson alongside Teddy Thompson. Walbourne appeared on the album after being recommended by the author Nick Hornby and first met Kami Thompson at the session, but the relationship was not developed any further at this time, they met again by chance in 2011 at the 50th anniversary show for McCabe's Guitar Shop in Los Angeles, this time forming a professional and personal relationship, marrying in October 2012. In the same year they formed folk rock duo Dead Flamingos and released the Habit EP. Soon after the band was renamed The Rails and in January 2014 they signed a recording contract with Island Records. Kami Thompson has been quoted as stating "our long-term goal is to make the perfect divorce album, obviously." This is a humorous reference to the album Shoot Out the Lights, recorded by Richard and Linda Thompson at the end of their relationship, whilst Linda was pregnant with Kami, considered by many to be a notable break-up album.
On 5 May 2014 The Rails released their debut album Fair Warning which peaked at number 95 on the UK Album Chart. Martin Kelly, the manager of the band, convinced Island Records to resurrect its pink label design for the release of the album; the pink label imprint had been used in the 1960s and 1970s on records by prominent folk rock artists such as John Martyn, Nick Drake and Thompson's father's original band Fairport Convention. The album was co-produced by Scottish musician Edwyn Collins and Sebastian Lewsley. Many of the songs feature English folk musician Eliza Carthy, herself a member of another large musical family, playing the fiddle. All but two of the songs on the album, including three re-recorded tracks from the Dead Flamingos Habit EP, are written by Thompson and Walbourne; the other two songs, "Bonnie Portmore" and "William Taylor", are traditional ballads retrieved by the band from the folk archive at Cecil Sharp House. The Guardian gave the album 4 out of 5 stars in their review and wrote that The Rails are "a duo to watch".
Mojo gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, writing that the album "rings with the joy of a golden history while pointing to an exciting future". Folk Radio UK gave the album a positive review stating that "Richard and Linda Thompson established themselves as enduring British folk rock legends...daughter and son-in-law seem likely to follow in their footsteps". Mojo named Fair Warning as their 2014 Folk Album of the Year and it was a runner-up in the fRoots 2014 New Album of the Year list. In 2015 The Rails performed at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and were presented with the Horizon Award, given to the best emerging artist of that year. Both Thompson and Walbourne appear on the album Family by the band Thompson having written two songs for the project; the album was produced by Teddy Thompson and features Richard and Linda Thompson as well as other related musicians, including Walbourne's brother and Richard Thompson's son from his second marriage. Kami Thompson commented on the project: "The whole album is like a family songwriting competition—it's a bloody nightmare.
I mean, what could go wrong"? The Rails have been called folk, folk folk pop by music writers. AllMusic write about The Rail's "classic folk-rock pageantry" and feel that their music "blends bits of Celtic, soul and folk so agelessly that it could belong in 1974 or 2014". Mojo write that "anyone else debuting in 2014 with an album of early'70s-style folk should get short thrift from people" but feel the band have the "proper pedigree", going so far as to state that Walbourne's guitar "is as immaculately understated as, his father-in-law". Walbourne has been described by the author Nick Hornby as "an unearthly cross between James Burton, Peter Green, Richard Thompson", describing guitar solos that "drop the jaw, stop the heart, smack the gob, all at the same time"; the band aspire for a simple sound with "no tricks" where "you can hear everything", adding that "it's hard to convince people to make a record like that now but the sound is fantastic, it's so direct." Walbourne grew up with "a fascination for early rock'n' roll and roots Americana and was exposed to the music of Frank Sinatra and Bo Diddley by his father.
Regarding the legacy of her parent's music, Thompson admits that folk music was formative for her and states that "at the time folk was a box I didn't want to be in, I did my best to avoid it". The Rails decided that "it made more sense to embrace tradition than fight it" acknowledging that comparisons would be made to Richard and Linda Thompson by making a fo
Singer-songwriters are musicians who write and perform their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies. The genre began with the folk-acoustic tradition. Singer-songwriters provide the sole accompaniment to an entire composition or song using a guitar or piano. "Singer-songwriter" is used to define popular music artists who write and perform their own material, self-accompanied on acoustic guitar or piano. Such an artist performs the roles of composer, vocalist, sometimes instrumentalist, self-manager. According to AllMusic, singer-songwriters' lyrics are personal but veiled by elaborate metaphors and vague imagery, their creative concern is to place emphasis on the song rather than their performance of it. Most records by such artists have a straightforward and spare sound that placed emphasis on the song itself; the term has been used to describe songwriters in the rock, folk and pop music genres including Henry Russell, Aristide Bruant, Hank Williams, Buddy Holly. It came into popular usage in the 1960s onwards to describe songwriters who followed particular stylistic and thematic conventions lyrical introspection, confessional songwriting, mild musical arrangements, an understated performing style.
According to writer Larry David Smith, because it merged the roles of composer and singer, the popularity of the singer-songwriter reintroduced the Medieval troubadour tradition of "songs with public personalities" after the Tin Pan Alley era in American popular music. Song topics include political protest, as in the case of the Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie; the concept of a singer-songwriter can be traced to ancient bardic oral tradition, which has existed in various forms throughout the world. Poems would be performed as chant or song, sometimes accompanied by a harp or other similar instrument. After the invention of printing, songs would be performed by ballad sellers; these would be versions of existing tunes and lyrics, which were evolving. This developed into the singer-songwriting traditions of folk culture. Traveling performers existed throughout Europe. Thus, the folklorist Anatole Le Braz gives a detailed account of one ballad singer, Yann Ar Minouz, who wrote and performed songs traveling through Brittany in the late nineteenth century and selling printed versions.
In large towns it was possible to make a living performing in public venues, with the invention of phonographic recording, early singer-songwriters like Théodore Botrel, George M. Cohan and Hank Williams became celebrities. During the period from the 1940s through the 1960s, sparked by the American folk music revival, young performers inspired by traditional folk music and groups like the Almanac Singers and the Weavers began writing and performing their own original material and creating their own musical arrangements; the term "singer-songwriter" in North America can be traced back to singers who developed works in the blues and folk music style. Early to mid-20th century American singer-songwriters include Lead Belly, Jimmie Rodgers, Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker, Blind Willie McTell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Son House, Robert Johnson. In the 1940s and 1950s country singer-songwriters like Hank Williams became well known, as well as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, along with Ronnie Gilbert and Lee Hays and other members of the Weavers who performed their topical works to an ever-growing wider audience.
These proto-singer-songwriters were less concerned than today's singer-songwriters with the unadulterated originality of their music and lyrics, would lift parts from other songs and play covers without hesitation. The tradition of writing topical songs was established by this group of musicians. Singers like Seeger and Guthrie would attend rallies for labor unions, so wrote many songs concerning the life of the working classes, social protest; this focus on social issues has influenced the singer-songwriter genre. Additionally in the 1930s through the 1950s several jazz and blues singer-songwriters emerged like Hoagy Carmichael, Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Harry Gibson, Nina Simone, as well as in the rock n' roll genre from which emerged influential singer-songwriters Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Sam Cooke, Ritchie Valens, Paul Anka. In the country music field, singer-songwriters like Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Roger Miller, Billy Edd Wheeler, others emerged from the 1940s through the 1960s writing compelling songs about love relationships and other subjects.
The first popular recognition of the singer-songwriter in English-speaking North America and the United Kingdom occurred in the 1960s and early 1970s when a series of blues and country-influenced musicians rose to prominence and popularity. These singer-songwriters included Bob Dylan, Neil Young, John Lennon, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell. Artists, songwriters, notably Carole King, Townes Van Zandt, Neil Diamond began releasing work as performers. In contrast to the storytelling approach of most prior country and folk music, these performers wrote songs from a personal, introspective point of
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr