RT named 2010 recipient of the Les Paul Award
6/11/2010 (updated 6/11/2010)
At the 2010 MOJO Honours Awards show, Richard Thompson was named this year's recipient of the Les Paul Award, a guitar merit prize "conferred by the editors of MOJO Magazine on the legends of music."
Phil Alexander (MOJO's Editor-In-Chief):
"Richard Thompson helped birth the British folk rock explosion of the '60s with Fairport Convention but since then he has gone on to make records that are full of craft and wit. He is one of those great, understated guitar players that other musicians look up to. That's why everyone from David Gilmour to R.E.M via Elvis Costello have covered his songs. A worthy recipient of this award and a man who sits alongside previous honourees like Jeff Beck, Brian May and John Martyn."