Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning

Cherie Landry
Cherie Landry

This Amazing Man is a Legend in his time.He can play Any guitar and Rock the Building Down! 🍀⭐💙

Vor 3 Tage
zoot szabo
zoot szabo

Love the look on Suzann's face. LOVE HER TOO

Vor 5 Tage
Sammy scotchguard
Sammy scotchguard

Cant help but noticing suzanna vega-pretty sexy lady

Vor 10 Tage
Thomas Kiefaber
Thomas Kiefaber

Some of the best experiences of my life in the decades when I owned the 1939 Art Deco Senator Theatre in Baltimore were our sold out Richard Thompson live concerts in the 90's. Richard played The Senator on 5 occasions, both solo and with his band. For the last one we had his son Teddy along as well. They were just incredible concerts still fondly recalled by those this extraordinarily talented man amazed at those beloved events. I also fondly recall that beyond his stunning skills and heart rending creativity, that Richard Thompson is personally one of the most charming, witty and simply delightful individuals it has ever been my pleasure to know. A quick story to illustrate my admiration for Richard. As fate would have it, for one of Thompson's sold out shows, his opening act, Shawn Colvin, had just days before won a Grammy. When Shawn arrived by herself by cab for the show, Richard met her at the curb, humbly heaped praise on her and insisted they change up the show and that he open for her. She was flattered and amused yet then incredulous when she realized he was quite serious and of course, she declined his egoless offer. Later he lovingly, tongue in cheek, teased her from stage for declining to headline, claiming that as a yank she was being simply too rigid, and not spontaneous in her approach to life. ;-) Long live Richard Thompson!

Vor 11 Tage
Allan Campbell
Allan Campbell

The missus looking at him WTF?

Vor 13 Tage
Jan Randles
Jan Randles

I love this song and this man playing. Such talent!

Vor 16 Tage
Mike Turek
Mike Turek

The Best Motorcycle Song, EVER.

Vor 17 Tage
Dirk Mul
Dirk Mul

Nerve wrecking ‘music’. If I was a Vincent I would feel insulted.

Vor 19 Tage
Roger Branton
Roger Branton

"Don't have a soul like a Vincent '52" That's brilliant stuff, said the Ariel owner.

Vor 20 Tage
johnnybsteelriff
johnnybsteelriff

A modern day folk song....

Vor 20 Tage
WeeWyllie
WeeWyllie

Fairport Convention with Sandy Denny and this wonderful guitarist have been one of my favorite bands for nearly 50 years. Even in their heyday they were never a really prominent band (as these things are measured), but had they been so, I firmly believe that Thompson would be numbered among the very top guitarists anywhere!

Vor 20 Tage
The King in Yellow
The King in Yellow

I clicked on the because the Vincent Black Lightning is one of the most iconic motorcycles ever made. Found an amazing guitarists instead. I'm OK with that. OTOH if I had a Black Lightning, I wouldn't give it to anyone to ride. I'd insist on being buried on it.

Vor 21 Tag
Eric's Guitar Corner
Eric's Guitar Corner

This is what great music is. Great guitar playing, great lyrics, great storytelling. It doesn't get any better.

Vor 25 Tage
lonestar3
lonestar3

It just doesn't get better than this. A little chatty humor before he starts, then just an incredible version of this great song.

Vor 29 Tage
Charles Weeks
Charles Weeks

They should have done an album with bob and Jethro

Vor Monat
Qtronic Qilt
Qtronic Qilt

Richard has never rode a Vincent - Never seen him - Linda told me he hated motorcycles! ;-)

Vor Monat
Sherry Tinerella
Sherry Tinerella

Still gives me goosebumps

Vor Monat
Dusty Bee
Dusty Bee

The musician’s musician

Vor Monat
Eric B
Eric B

If Molly kept that Vincent it would be worth a small fortune today. Thanks to whoever posted this; I love this song and can only sit in awe of the guitar work.

Vor Monat
Spirit76
Spirit76

Simply Stunning!

Vor Monat
eoppen
eoppen

It's not that I don't trust those near to me...it's just that if I told any of them that they would get a 1952 Vincent in full working order on my death, I'd have to sleep with one eye open and let someone else taste any food I ate before I tucked in.

Vor Monat
MrBenfitt
MrBenfitt

My late friend Al Sciarrino loved this song so much he self-published a novel sketching out a back story for the lyrics. https://www.amazon.com/Vincent-Black-Lightning-1952-Sciarrino-ebook/dp/B004HKJDRK/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=al+sciarrino&qid=1599083924&sr=8-3

Vor Monat
Tom Renda
Tom Renda

Norton Commando is, and will remain forever, the coolest bike on the planet. You can wreck them and fix them. Vincents are for posers.

Vor Monat
ParcelOf Rogue
ParcelOf Rogue

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Vor 2 Monate
Garold Counts
Garold Counts

Richard is like having two Lester Flats. Amazing

Vor 2 Monate
37Dionysos
37Dionysos

Every time RT plays I get 1000 hours of guitar lessons.

Vor 2 Monate
Lewis Foreman - The Anxious Guitarist
Lewis Foreman - The Anxious Guitarist

One of the best songwriters. One of the best guitarists. One of the best songs.

Vor 2 Monate
ambassadorportal
ambassadorportal

Led here from a De; McCoury really nice bluegrass version -- know RT (Dimming of the Day especially) but had no idea he wrote this till now. Wow. Amen.

Vor 2 Monate
Rock Records Reviewed
Rock Records Reviewed

I've reviewed and ranked Richard's Top 10 albums here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWMEtwHVhQk

Vor 2 Monate
Alan Byrne
Alan Byrne

The face on Suzanne Vega. She's clearly thinking "what a bastard"

Vor 2 Monate
Robert Cronin
Robert Cronin

I thought she looked really impressed and almost in love with him

Vor 2 Monate
Hans Mateboer
Hans Mateboer

Funny enough...Sean Rowe braught me here...check out his version.

Vor 2 Monate
Lou Jacob
Lou Jacob

Didn't anyone tell those other two, "Don't do scenes with babies, dogs or Richard Thompson?"

Vor 2 Monate
Ian Sucksmith
Ian Sucksmith

CLASS

Vor 2 Monate
Chuck Damico
Chuck Damico

Wished to see you at Boarding House Park in Lowell this fall. Hope you'll come back this way next year!

Vor 3 Monate
Chuck William
Chuck William

My Name Is Luka and that other dude are like "damn"

Vor 3 Monate
NancyDrewe
NancyDrewe

That intro gives me chills every single time I hear it. Thanks! :)

Vor 3 Monate
Eric Heimann
Eric Heimann

I'm not crying... YOU'RE crying! 🖤🖤

Vor 3 Monate
Robert Cronin
Robert Cronin

I believe the girl next to Richard is in love with him... notice how she looks at him

Vor 3 Monate
Chris Whitworth
Chris Whitworth

Box Hill was my favourite outing on my 1956 BSA combo...

Vor 3 Monate
Mike Turek
Mike Turek

The BEST Motorcycle song EVER!

Vor 4 Monate
nigel cole
nigel cole

Always love this song. Still is great! Cheers!

Vor 5 Monate
Liam Egbert
Liam Egbert

my teacher made me listen to this as a assignment

Vor 5 Monate
Liam Egbert
Liam Egbert

P ink Nothing it sucked

Vor 4 Monate
Barry Flynn
Barry Flynn

Love the guitar work, but the song I've heard before. Not so much.

Vor 5 Monate
Robert John
Robert John

was lucky enough to be within arms reach of him, while he performed. The man is an absolute treasure.

Vor 5 Monate
John's Gospel Of Movies
John's Gospel Of Movies

What movie is this in?

Vor 5 Monate
black bob
black bob

my anglo saxon dosen't go beyond ffs.

Vor 5 Monate
Charles Ellis
Charles Ellis

Is there anybody better than this guy?

Vor 5 Monate
Laurence Goldman
Laurence Goldman

Best bike ballad ever.

Vor 5 Monate
Zachary
Zachary

Brings a few tears to me eyes... So good

Vor 5 Monate
moe B
moe B

Pretty awkward for the other two guitarists just sitting there holding their instruments. Rehearse something for them to play, or, have them leave the stage for this one song!

Vor 5 Monate
Chris Steiner
Chris Steiner

This song brings a tear to my eye every time I hear it. I saw Richard at The Senator Theatre years back with his Son Teddy in the band and a killer upright bass player (Danny Thompson?) Been a fan ever since!

Vor 5 Monate
Eleanor Hjemmet
Eleanor Hjemmet

I'm a real fan of Teddy's too. Gorgeous voice. His take on Leonard Cohen's "Tonight Will Be Fine" is definitively powerful.

Vor Monat
Blues Man
Blues Man

F**KING A. !!!!!!!👍👍👍

Vor 6 Monate
Patricia Adami
Patricia Adami

I can not love this song enough. I grew up in a motorcycle riding biker family. My love is a biker, and I will forever ride with him. I've always been asked when will I get my own bike... well my answer has and always will be; when my love dies and I ride his or when I can own a Vincent. And this song pulls it all into one. Amazing song.

Vor 6 Monate
Andrew McMINN
Andrew McMINN

The only reason why I've never taken up playing the guitar is I'll never be half as good as that!

Vor 6 Monate
Lord Worst
Lord Worst

I'm sorry Sir, but your song has been borrowed and performed much better by this guy: https://youtu.be/CrGOs1a1lOk

Vor 6 Monate
Captain Swoop
Captain Swoop

hahaha

Vor 25 Tage
Rita Chiapponi
Rita Chiapponi

Stupenda. Cosa altro aggiungere?

Vor 6 Monate
Chris Williamson
Chris Williamson

Just brilliant. Thank you. I've listened to this song a thousand times, and I still cry. Your verse made me smile.

Vor 6 Monate
Chris Williamson
Chris Williamson

...and cry again

Vor 6 Monate
kij100
kij100

The rolled r on ride is fu*king brilliant.

Vor 7 Monate
black bob
black bob

follow that. ( forfs)

Vor 7 Monate
Mary Finelli
Mary Finelli

How can anyone not like this video? What are they, nuts?!

Vor 7 Monate
Diane Wiegel
Diane Wiegel

perfect young James

Vor 7 Monate
Wickersham Park
Wickersham Park

God I love this song

Vor 7 Monate
Wickersham Park
Wickersham Park

Remember Fairport convention still Richard is the only one who can still pick like this

Vor 7 Monate
Albert Andrews
Albert Andrews

Ton up boys

Vor 7 Monate
Rhett Etherington
Rhett Etherington

Just brilliant

Vor 7 Monate
Dave McElderry
Dave McElderry

Somewhere Sandy is smiling

Vor 7 Monate
Jon Doe
Jon Doe

Such an incredible song. RT and Loudon were great friends, when Loudon ran off to London for a few years. And see how reflective he and Suzanne look! If I were up there, waiting for my turn, I'd likely be in tears. From the song, and from the presence of greatness. I guess I'd also feel like I was next in line for the guillotine...

Vor 7 Monate
Mark Cooper
Mark Cooper

I saw him at a jam In California had no idea who he was most of the audience were musicians mostly metal but he blew every one away.

Vor 7 Monate
Michael Young
Michael Young

I have loved this song for a long time , tonight, seeing Richard Thompson perform it, blew my mind, I always assumed there was a bassist, at least, holy shit, unreal talent

Vor 8 Monate
Tom Everett
Tom Everett

How does he get that much music from one guitar?

Vor 8 Monate
pauliebots
pauliebots

Dont you dare slip triumphs into this. You've hammered your own song. Lol

Vor 8 Monate
WOThrottle
WOThrottle

This song makes you a better person. GSTQ.

Vor 8 Monate
ed f
ed f

Mind melt on the first note

Vor 8 Monate
Hammerslap
Hammerslap

Once you finish this video, i highly suggest you check out the version from the Okeefe Music foundation channel.

Vor 8 Monate
Skwerrlly
Skwerrlly

Excellent

Vor 8 Monate
rationalguy
rationalguy

The Del McCoury Band did this again. But Red Molly and James rode to Knoxville. It works as well in Tennessee.

Vor 9 Monate
sausage legs
sausage legs

na

Vor 9 Monate
Steve Waters
Steve Waters

There's a Central Florida musician named Bryan Smalley that does a fine version of this. I think there is a tradition of doing this song a bit different every time it's played.

Vor 9 Monate
Nick Thompson
Nick Thompson

I needed this in my life.

Vor 9 Monate
Spike Milligan
Spike Milligan

Were have I been living??? Il keep looking. Wow

Vor 9 Monate
A Nihtgenga
A Nihtgenga

". . . and if Fate should break my stride . . ." What a lyric!

Vor 9 Monate
xkguy
xkguy

I encountered this song 2 weeks ago via the Sean Rowe version. It is a simply perfect song. As a hack songwriter I know something is good when pangs of jealousy creep over me when I hear the underlying poetry that I will now never be able to write myself...there are 2 line in particular that stand out..."if fate should break my stride...' and.... 'he was running out of road, he was running out of breath'. You don't have to write 2 songs of this quality to be considered great.

Vor 10 Monate
Robbia Rohac
Robbia Rohac

You're probably a better poet than you think. But I understand the jealousy. I discovered Sean Rowe after watching The Accountant. Trying to Leave Something Behind plays as the credits roll. I love this version: https://youtu.be/cje2e5P8dVk

Vor 9 Monate
Tim Cantrell
Tim Cantrell

Knoxvillians ride Harleys today.

Vor 10 Monate
Melinda Manthey
Melinda Manthey

The guitar playing is excellent, the lyrics are ridiculous, not unlike syrupy, morbid 60's American pop music. The VINCENT deserves more respect.

Vor 10 Monate
BringMe Knitting
BringMe Knitting

There's a point during the solo when Suzanna Vega's face seems to say "Now you're just taking the TOTAL piss"! :D

Vor 10 Monate
Otaku Bullfrog
Otaku Bullfrog

Musical storytelling at its best.

Vor 10 Monate
Rick B
Rick B

I can’t count how many times I’ve listened to this song. I love everything about it from the lyrics to Richard’s amazing guitar playing. I find myself drawn back to his version many times over the years.👍👍

Vor 10 Monate
TRIPLESEVENSIX
TRIPLESEVENSIX

The devil himself wants to meet Richard at the crossroads at midnight to get some pointers & catch up lessons.. His guitar playing has gotten a little rusty. Holy fuck!! ;) Masterful. If I could even dream of playing guitar like that I would have wet dreams! Lol. Time to put a wash on & clean the sheets.... ;)

Vor 10 Monate
Jeremy
Jeremy

I hate to break it down, but Sean Rowe ripped this off a bit more

Vor 10 Monate
sausage legs
sausage legs

I love Sean Rowe and his version is brilliant. RT still my fave

Vor 9 Monate
mo0klor
mo0klor

Pure beauty :) Love it!

Vor 10 Monate
Moon Madigan
Moon Madigan

SO SO UNDER RATED THIS MAN IS

Vor 10 Monate
bruce hughes
bruce hughes

This song description of the bike is a gem the best

Vor 10 Monate
David Flint
David Flint

Excellent.

Vor 11 Monate
Jeffrey O'Neill
Jeffrey O'Neill

I just love this. I ride a ‘52 Vincent. A very lucky man indeed.

Vor 11 Monate
LazyLion
LazyLion

after hearing Sean Rowe perform his cover of this song, the original just sounds like a tame and censored child's rendition... thanks to Richard for writing it, but Sean now owns the definitive version, so much more powerful and evocative

Vor 11 Monate
Rick B
Rick B

I keep coming back and listening to this song, I love the story the tune and Richard’s amazing skill on the guitar. All three are amazing artists.

Vor 11 Monate
Kr Padraig
Kr Padraig

Man there just aren't enough words....

Vor 11 Monate
J Kyle
J Kyle

Sheesh, Richard sure is one tough act to follow.

Vor 11 Monate
gumpnroy 1
gumpnroy 1

Best version

Vor 11 Monate
Josh Cook
Josh Cook

Is it just me or did george thorogood steal a line from this song?!

Vor 11 Monate
Bill Lawrence
Bill Lawrence

I was privileged enough to be schooled in the building where this bike was made. The Maltings. Alleynes School Stevenage.

Vor 11 Monate

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