Beeswing: Fairport, Folk Rock and Finding My Voice, 1967-75

Richard Thompson

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Published: 31st Mar '22

£9.99

Beeswing is the autobiography from world-renowned artist Richard Thompson, co-founder of the legendary folk rock group Fairport Convention.

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Description

THE TOP FIVE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A BOOK OF THE YEAR ROUGH TRADE, THE TIMES, ROLLING STONE, CLASH, MOJO, UNCUT The memoir of international music icon Richard Thompson, co-founder of the legendary folk rock group Fairport Convention. ‘I encourage everyone to read this wonderful book.’ ELVIS COSTELLO ‘Thompson could be said to be an English Dylan – only in some ways he’s even better than that.’ GUARDIAN 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.’ GUARDIAN ‘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.’ CLASH ‘Perceptive, lyrical, amiable and seemingly effortless . . . required reading.’ CAUGHT BY THE RIVER

Additional information

Weight 0.268 kg
Dimensions 18 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 288