Radio 2 presents an in-depth interview with virtuoso guitarist and songwriter
Richard Thompson , whose musical output since the 60s - when he co-founded British folk-rock band Fairport Convention - has drawn inspiration from folk, jazz, blues, rock and classical. The programme showcases
38 years of recording, featuring tracks from his work with Fairport Convention in the 60s and with his then wife Linda Thompson in the 70s, and as a prolific solo artist. He performs songs from across his eclectic repertoire, including a cover of Britney
Spears's Oops! ...I I Did It Again. With input from producers
Joe Boyd and Mitchell Froom, Fairport Convention guitarist Simon Nicol and singer Linda Thompson. Producer Kevin Howlett
4/4. Blues guitarist Robert Cray profiles Mississippi-born blues master BB King, who recently turned 80. This final instalment recalls the turbulent 60s, when a new audience tapped into the blues, and King's single The Thrill Is Gone proved an enormous hit with mainstream audiences at the close of the decade.
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