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.
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
has recently completed a new album with Mads
- Chris Thompson sings on the new Manfred Mann's Earthband album titled "2006".
- Chris Thompson is featured on the new Leslie Man Doki release,
Soulmates Allstars "Legends of Rock"
- He is also featured with Siggi Schwarz & The Rock Legends on the "Woodstock 2005" album.
Night & Filthy McNasty concert photos!!
Pictures and a song list from the MMEB tour!!
More LIVE PICTURES!
Pictures from: Manfred Mann's Earth Band and Alan Parsons
A scan of my autographed Soft Vengeance album!!
Pictures and info from two of his former bands: Night and Filthy McNasty
Pictures and info from his solo albums:
Favorite 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|
the MP3 download page at Chris Thompson Central,
and the Backtrack page at 1212!
|Chris Thompson related links:|
The 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
Guitarnoise.com - Article about Chris Thompson (2001)
All things Chris Thompson... - A web site listing a whole bunch of Chris Thompsons
Corrections/additions/comments are more than welcome!! (And hoped for!!)
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Last updated: 15th November, 2005
Discography updated: 15th February, 2007
Biography updated: 10th August 2004
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