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Chris Thompson is one of rock's great "unsung" vocal talents. Although many rock fans may not immediately recognize the name, his vocals have made a permanent mark on the landscape of modern rock. He first shook the popular music scene as the thunderous voice on the fantastically huge single "Blinded By The Light" with Manfred Mann's Earth Band, still in constant radio rotation 20 years later. Well known in the recording scene for his high-energy vocal power, his talent is in constant demand by the likes of rock legends Jan Hammer, Elton John, and Alan Parsons.

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Chris has contributed songs and/or vocals to albums with such artists as Jeff Wayne, Patrick Simmons, Hazel O'Connor, John Parr, Don Airey, Mike Oldfield, Jan Hammer, The Doobie Brothers, Tina Turner, Elton John, Roger Daltry, Jefferson Starship, Brian May, Gary Moore, Barbara Dickson, Ozzy Osbourne, Michael McDonald, Robbie Nevil, Jane Wiedlin, Elke Brooks, Rita Coolidge, Peter Maffay, Procol Harum, Bonnie Tyler, Isaac Hayes, Jennifer Rush, and Ray Charles. Of particular note was the Number One hit around the world of "You're The Voice", recorded by John Farnham, later recorded by Chris with Alan Parsons.

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blue ballNight & Filthy McNasty concert photos!! Chris singing
blue ballPictures and a song list from the MMEB tour!!
blue ballMore LIVE PICTURES!
blue ballPictures from: Manfred Mann's Earth Band and Alan Parsons
blue ballA scan of my autographed Soft Vengeance album!!
blue ballPictures and info from two of his former bands: Night and Filthy McNasty
blue ballPictures and info from his solo albums:

Chris Live!
speakerFavorite samples of Chris Thompson at work, in AIFF format.
If you need them, here is a great site for Sound Tools!
Clip Name File Size Artist Album Song
Blinded by the Light (99k) MMEB Roaring Silence Blinded by the Light
Remember Me (341k) Chris Thompson The Champ If You Remember Me
Dr. Rock (297k) Night Long Distance Dr. Rock
Bye Bye Love (462k) Chris Thompson Radio Voices Bye Bye Love
See the Light (154k) Mike Oldfield Earth Moving See the Light
Turn it Up (492k) Alan Parsons Try Anything Once Turn it Up
Also see the Rediscovery page,
MP3 download page at Chris Thompson Central,
and the Backtrack page at 1212!

 Chris Thompson related links:

Chris ThompsonThe OFFICIAL Chris Thompson Page
The SAS Band -- Order their new album, video, or program!
Mannerisms: The Five Phases of Manfred Mann - A biography on Manfred Mann
Manfred Mann Page
Blinded by the Light LYRICS
The Alan Parsons Project
Psychobabble WWW Pages - The Alan Parsons Project
Alan Parsons Lyrics - This site includes lyrics to You're the Voice
Procol Harum - Beyond the Pale
The All-Music Guide - Great source for information (although not entirely accurate)
Excalibur - Has some sound samples and pictures
Mads Eriksen - Mads Eriksen's web site
Kathy's Zak Starkey Site - This particular page is about Radio Voices - Article about Chris Thompson (2001)
All things Chris Thompson...  - A web site listing a whole bunch of Chris Thompsons

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Last updated: 15th November, 2005
Discography updated: 15th February, 2007
Biography updated: 10th August 2004

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