I went to a great concert last Friday - Richard Thompson's 1000 Years of Popular Music.
I may have seen Richard Thompson live before - but it would be at least 25 years ago - I do remember seeing a film of a festival featuring Fairport Convention, the band he joined when he was 10 years old (or something similarly precocious). I had a (reel-to-reel) tape of "The History of Fairport Convention" which I loved - especially the Richard Thompson guitar dominated songs like "Meet on the Ledge". I then encountered "Richard and Linda Thompsons" albums - "I want to see the Bright Lights Tonight". I then went through a long Richard Thompson free period until I heard some tracks - one of which must have been "Wall of Death" - from the great "Rumour and Sigh" which I had to go out and buy. [Well, as Anonymous points out in the comment below, it wasn't "Wall of Death" which is much older and was on "Shoot out the lights". So, I guess it might have been "Read About Love" or .... So many good tracks and 1991 is a long time ago].
Anyhow the gig was great. Wonderful musicianship and wonderful performances from Richard, Judith Owen and Debra Dobkin. I particularly enjoyed "Friday on my Mind" (Easybeats), "Money" (Abba) and "Man Eater" (Nelly Furtado) - especially the latin break.