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PHOTOS & INTERVIEW: RT at Fairport Cropredy Convention
7/22/2012 (updated 8/22/2012)



Fairport Convention: Interview
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Author: Nick Dent-Robinson
Published: 04/07/2012

Richard Thompson: One of the remarkable things about Fairport is that we all got along together and still do, and that's a tribute to the kind of band we were. People would move on but always for musical reasons. There was an acceptance of that and they were always welcome back. Fairport always reminds me of that line in the Eagles' "Hotel California" song - 'You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave...'. We keep on reuniting and it is always a joy to do so. Some of the anniversary shows we have come together to do were fantastic. The 40th anniversary at Cropredy in 2007 was wonderful and the 20th back in 1987 was pretty amazing too. It's funny because when we did the 20th we all thought, 'This is incredible......20 years, how much longer can we go on? There can't be many more of these!' But here we are a quarter of a century later - which seems an absolutely terrifying thought! This year's event, with six of us old hands taking to the stage, should definitely be a Cropredy to remember.


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RT at Fairport Cropredy Convention

My how time flies when you are having a good time!. This Aug. 9, 10 and 11, I will be at Cropredy for Fairport's 45th anniversary celebration. This is a truly scary number, and must mean that I’m older than I think I am. I’m playng a solo set on the 10th, and with the old comrades on the 11th, and yes! There are still a few portable toilets left in Northern Europe not gobbled up by the Olympics! -RT


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