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.


1948 Birth Born on March 9, 1948.


1973 25 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 30 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 31 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 32 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 33 Years Old In 1981, Thompson released his debut album, Out of the Night. … Read More
1984 36 Years Old In 1984, while functional lead singer for the re-formed Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Chris Thompson lent lead vocals to "Runner," which slowly climbed to become a USA and UK top 30 hit, propelled by then-hot MTV airplay. … Read More
1986 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Also in 1986, Thompson sang vocals on a solo album by ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. … Read More


1989 41 Years Old In 1989, Thompson recorded the single, "The Challenge (Face It)", as the official theme song for the 1989 Wimbledon Tennis Championships. … Read More
1990 42 Years Old 1 More Event
A year later, in 1990, Thompson worked again with Faltermeyer in writing the 1990 song for Wimbledon, Hold the Dream by Franzisca.
1992 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, Thompson performed on the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert as a backing musician, harmonizing with respected backing vocalists Maggie Ryder and Miriam Stockley. … Read More


2006 58 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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