Chris Thompson

Singer + Guitarist + Musician
Born Mar 9, 1947

Chris Thompson, also known as Chris Hamlet Thompson is an English singer and guitarist known both for his work with Manfred Mann's Earth Band and for his solo accomplishments.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Thompson.


1947 Birth Born on March 9, 1947.


1973 26 Years Old He went to Australia before returning to England in 1973 to pursue a musical career, eventually joining Manfred Mann's Earth Band in 1976.


1978 31 Years Old In 1978, he was featured in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, providing lead vocals for the song "Thunder Child".
1979 32 Years Old After several years with Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Thompson left in 1979 and formed the Los Angeles based outfit Night, which enjoyed two hits during its lifetime. … Read More
1980 33 Years Old In 1980, he co-wrote and sang backing vocals on the track "No Stoppin' Us Now" with Patrick Simmons and Michael McDonald, on the Doobie Brothers' album One Step Closer. … Read More
1981 34 Years Old In 1981, Thompson released his debut album, Out Of The Night. … Read More
1986 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Also in 1986, Thompson sang vocals on a solo album by ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. … Read More


1990 43 Years Old In 1990, Thompson recorded the single, "This Is The Moment", as the official theme song for the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland. … Read More
1992 45 Years Old Thompson has been featured on several albums by artists such as Alan Parsons, Jan Hammer, Steve Hackett, Bonnie Tyler, Mike Oldfield, and Sarah Brightman, as well as providing back up vocals for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, and later for Brian May of Queen, during his first few solo concerts, in South America in 1992. … Read More


2006 59 Years Old In 2006 and 2007, he joined Jeff Wayne for a second time to tour as The Voice of Humanity in the live version of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds. … Read More
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