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

by Richard Thompson

£20.00


Reserve a copy

×

Reserve a copy

Reserve a copy of Beeswing : Fairport, Folk Rock and Finding My Voice, 1967-75 for collection at the Owl Bookshop. If you provide your email address below, we will contact you when this item is ready for collection. For delivery by post add the address to the order notes and we will be in touch to arrange payment.

Memoir

Hardback

9780571348169

Published by Faber & Faber

Published April 2021

20 Owl loyalty points

Guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson came of age during an extraordinary moment in British culture: it was 1967 and popular music was reflecting a great cultural awakening. In the midst of this, eighteen-year-old Thompson co-founded Fairport Convention and helped invent a new genre of music.

Thompson packed more than a lifetime of experiences into his late teens and twenties. From the pivotal years of 1967 to 1975, he matured into a major musician, survived a devasting car crash and departed Fairport Convention for a duo act with his wife, Linda, at the height of the band’s popularity. His discovery and ultimate embrace of Sufism profoundly reshaped his approach to everything in his life and, of course, the music he wrote thereafter.

In Beeswing, Thompson goes back to his childhood, recreates the spirit of the sixties and takes us inside life on the road in the UK and the US, crossing paths – and occasionally sharing the stage – with the likes of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, Jimi Hendrix and more.

Noise by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, Cass R. Sunstein | 9780008308995

Noise

Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, Cass R. Sunstein

£25.00

Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | 9780008470302

Notes on Grief

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

£10.00

Real Estate by Deborah Levy | 9780241268018

Real Estate

Deborah Levy

£10.99

The Barbizon : The New York Hotel That Set Women Free by Paulina Bren | 9781529393026

The Barbizon : The New York Hotel That Set Women Free

Paulina Bren

£20.00

Finding the Mother Tree : Uncovering the Wisdom and Intelligence of the Forest by Suzanne Simard | 9780241389348

Finding the Mother Tree : Uncovering the Wisdom and Intelligence of the Forest

Suzanne Simard

£20.00

The Invisible Painting : My Memoir of Leonora Carrington by Gabriel Weisz Carrington | 9781526153937

The Invisible Painting : My Memoir of Leonora Carrington

Gabriel Weisz Carrington

£17.99