Chris Thompson
Chris Thompson
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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Outlook for American Tourism in 2015
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
Brand USA CEO Chris Thompson gives us an outlook for U.S. tourism for 2015 and talks about the benefits and pitfalls of a strong dollar. Photo: Getty
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The Smell Of Success: Beef Jerky Business Cards
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Nice to meat you. An inventive business card created by the aptly named Meat Card company may hold the keys to your next job. The company is selling laser-etched beef jerky cards on 2-by-4-inch slabs of delicious dried meat. What better way to entice a future boss than with the alluring scent of beef jerky, eh? These cards will certainly stand out among a sea of mundane white cards, at least that's what Meat Card founder Chris Thompson is hoping. “There’s no real use for it except for one upping someone who has a regular paper card,” Thompson told TIME.
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Walk the line with trust experts
Bury Free Press - almost 4 years
Villagers will have the chance to find out why their former railway line is special. The 2.5 mile Railway Walk at Great Whelnetham, along the line that once ran from Bury St Edmunds to Long Melford, is owned by the parish council. But it has also been designated as a county wildlife site by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Its experts will be conducting guided walks along it between 10am and 2pm on Saturday April 27 from the village’s Station Hill. Parish chairman Chris Thomson said: “I’ve walked along there with the trust’s people and its fascinating. You would have just walked past and thought ‘grass’ but they point out things to you and explain why it’s like that.” Mr Thomson said some of the walk is in cuttings but in other places you have fine views across the countryside from embankments. Suffolk Wildlife Trust says of the site: “Its chalky banks support a good flora; field scabious, twayblade, bee orchids and wild basil amongst other plants. “Other areas of dense scrub provide ...
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No. 5 Florida St rolls to 52-0 win over Wake
Bradenton - over 4 years
The day belonged to Florida State's Chris Thompson even if he only played less than a half. Click to Continue »
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Fullerton council recall ahead, fueled by Kelly Thomas death
LATimes - over 4 years
The beating death of a mentally ill homeless man by Fullerton police appeared to be upending local politics Tuesday as voters were on pace to recall three City Council members criticized for their tepid response to an incident that garnered national headlines. In early returns, council members Richard “Dick” Jones, Pat McKinley and Don Bankhead were being beaten by 2-to-1 margins. Leading in votes to replace them were Fullerton Planning Commissioner Travis Kiger, attorney Doug Chaffee and Greg Sebourn, a businessman and educator. LIVE RESULTS: California primary Jones, McKinley and Bankhead were criticized by many in the community for not aggressively dealing with the alleged police brutality caught on surveillance cameras. Eventually, Fullerton’s police chief stepped down, and two of the officers involved were criminally charged. The recall campaign was bankrolled by businessman Tony Bushala, a Libertarian-leaning political activist and blogger often at odds with the counc ...
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Drop zone for Rose
Goole Courier - almost 5 years
Field................. 5 Sherburn WR... 2 James Beaston bagged both goals as Rose dropped back into the relegation zone with a poor performance against mid-table opposition, writes Wayne Day. They should have gone ahead after just four minutes when Jamie Middleton put Chris Thompson clear with only the keeper to beat, but the chance was lost and Middleton then went off with a groin injury after 20 minutes, to be replaced by Jamie Potter. Trailing 0-2 at the break, Rose pulled one back when Beaston lobbed the keeper following a through ball from Scott Williams. At 1-4, he got another one back with a fierce shot the keeper couldn’t hold and then at 2-5 he was apparently looking for his hat-trick when he chose to shoot rather than pass to the unmarked Potter. It was the team’s worst display for some time with only Danny Forsyth, Jim Jollands, Beaston and Potter playing anywhere near their potential. Rose must now beat title-chasing Beeston St Anthony’s to ensure survival.
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Review: Aladdin Jr performed by HATS - Youngsters bring Disney magic to stage
Eastbourne Herald - almost 5 years
YOUNG HATS, the youth section of Herstmonceux Amateur Theatrical Society, did not confuse Easter with Christmas and this production was not an out-of-season pantomime. Instead, Aladdin Jr was a spirited Arabian Nights story based on the Disney film of Aladdin which memorably featured the voice of Robin Williams as the Genie. In the show’s programme, Jo Stevens, making her directorial debut, generously paid tribute to the support she had received from HATS stalwarts, especially co-directors Jo Carlton and Chris Thompson, musical director Linda Thompson, and choreographer Hanna Huggett. Nevertheless, bringing together 36 school-age youngsters who had been rehearsing since January for three nights on stage was no mean feat. With a colourful kaleidoscope of appropriately Middle Eastern costumes and a backdrop painted in exotic colours cleverly replicating Disney’s animation, this was a triumph of youthful exuberance and all-round local amdram co-operation. Without the seasonal j ...
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HOOPS Committee Thanks Community
New Canaan Patch - almost 5 years
April 9, 2012 Dear New Canaan Community,  On behalf of the Outback Board of Directors and the HOOPS Committee, we would like to thank the New Canaan community for their support of our 14th annual HOOPS event, held at the New Canaan High School gym on Tuesday, March 27.  Special thanks to NCPS administration, faculty and staff, including Britt Bothe, Steve Dayton, Tom Dempsey, Christian Wolfgruber, Darren Bruce, Robert Rushton, Russ Bombard, Josh MacDonald, Kristen Walsh, Jonathan Adams, Shannon Brown, Brett Gillian, Patrick Mignault, Chris Thompson, Amy Warren, Damien Whelan, Ben Young, and Kat Munson, for volunteering to participate in a raucous game against the Harlem Rockets comedy basketball team. More than 800 students and guests cheered on both faculty and the Rockets as they scored each exciting point.   Thank you to First Selectman Rob Mallozzi, for his opening remarks, and to Saxe choir director Sarah Gleason, and Saxe MS 8th Grade Choir members, as well as sin ...
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Chris Thompson back at practice - College Fantasy Football Insider
Google News - over 5 years
Florida State running back Chris Thompson (back) returned to practice, and is ready to up his workload in hopes of getting ready for the season. I'd still tread very, very lightly here. The good news is there doesn't appear to be anything majorly wrong
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Chris Thompson's prognosis looking up and up for FSU - Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said he wouldn't shy away from playing Chris Thompson (back) in the season opener "if he's ready." (Gary W. Green/Orlando Sentinel) Here's another news nugget from Thursday morning's session with Jimbo Fisher: Chris ... -
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Chris Thompson to redshirt? - College Fantasy Football Insider
Google News - over 5 years
News regarding Florida State running back Chris Thompson (back) appears to be getting worse by the day, and John Crist at Nole Digest suggests it's possible Thompson could sit out the entire season and receive a medical redshirt
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Could Chris Thompson (back) be redshirted? - CBSSports.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
But an unspecified back injury could keep junior Chris Thompson, the team's leading rusher, off the field for "a long time." Head coach Jimbo Fisher addressed the media after practice yesterday (you can see video HERE courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel) ... - -
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Ex-KU golfer Chris Thompson makes it - KUsports
Google News - over 5 years
Former Kansas University golfer Chris Thompson, who had gotten on such a roll recently, cooled off Saturday and Sunday in the final two rounds of the Midwest Classic, a Nationwide Tour event at LionsGate in Overland Park. As he walked from the 17th
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Chris Thompson playing well on Nationwide Tour after almost quitting last year - Kansas City Star
Google News - over 5 years
Lawrence resident Chris Thompson is tied for fourth place after Friday's second round at the Nationwide Midwest Classic in Overland Park. With his golf game far from where he wanted it at the end of 2010, Chris Thompson considered the possibility of
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FSU heads into 2011 season with a loaded backfield - MiamiHerald.com
Google News - over 5 years
Chris Thompson of the Florida State Seminoles is tackled by Travian Robertson of the South Carolina Gamecocks during the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl at Georgia Dome on December 31, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. TALLAHASSEE -- Atlantic Coast Conference preseason
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Cumberland and Bedfordshire share first day honours - News & Star
Google News - over 5 years
“Full credit to James who deserved his five wickets with his off-spin.” Cumberland: Gary Pratt, Ikram Ullah, James Lowe, Jonathon Miles, Chris Thompson, Alex Atkinson, Chris Williams, Richard Gleeson, Graham Dawson, Marcus Sharp, Liam Livingstone
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Thompson
    FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 58
    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.
    More Details Hide Details According to the special features of the DVD Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds - Live on Stage, Chris designed some artwork for the show.
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 44
    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.
    More Details Hide Details As a songwriter, his greatest success has been co-writing the abovementioned "You're the Voice." Thompson has also been involved with the SAS band (Spike's All Star Band) where he has performed numerous songs, especially from his repertoire with Manfred Mann's Earth Band, such as "Blinded By the Light".
    In 1992, Thompson performed on the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert as a backing musician, harmonizing with respected backing vocalists Maggie Ryder and Miriam Stockley.
    More Details Hide Details In 1995, Chris performed "You're The Voice" in The Netherlands at the World Liberty Concert as the grand finale of this event.
  • 1990
    Age 42
    Also in 1990, Thompson recorded the single, "This Is The Moment", as the official theme song for the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland.
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    A year later, in 1990, Thompson worked again with Faltermeyer in writing the 1990 song for Wimbledon, Hold the Dream by Franzisca.
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  • 1989
    Age 41
    In 1989, Thompson recorded the single, "The Challenge (Face It)", as the official theme song for the 1989 Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
    More Details Hide Details He co-wrote the song with Harold Faltermeyer.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 38
    In spite of his already busy schedule in 1986, Thompson still found the time to return to Manfred Mann for their new album, Criminal Tango, in addition to putting out some solo material.
    More Details Hide Details He recorded the song "It's Not Over" for the soundtrack to the film Playing for Keeps, and this track was also featured (with a slightly longer fade-out) on his new solo album, High Cost of Living, released later the same year. The following year, "It's Not Over" would be re-recorded by Starship, becoming a top-ten hit for the group.
    Also in 1986, Thompson sang vocals on a solo album by ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett.
    More Details Hide Details The album featured performances by artists such as Brian May (Queen), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), Ian Mosley (also from Marillion), and Bonnie Tyler. However, the album, entitled Feedback 86, was not released until 2002.
  • 1984
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 1986, Chris was one of the four co-writers of the hit song "You're the Voice" - the others being Andy Qunta of Australian new wave outfit Icehouse, erstwhile Procol Harum lyricist Keith Reid and respected backing vocalist Maggie Ryder. He hoped to record the song in London but was turned down by record companies there who stated the song was "not commercial." Chris sent a demo to John Farnham (another Antipodean-raised Englishman) who had recently come off a five-year stint fronting the Little River Band. Farnham liked the song and agreed to record it for his forthcoming album, Whispering Jack. Farnham's release of "You're the Voice" was a worldwide hit, reaching top ten positions in many countries across the world.
  • 1981
    Age 33
    In 1981, Thompson released his debut album, Out of the Night.
    More Details Hide Details This was followed by five more albums, most recently Won't Lie Down in 2001.
  • 1980
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 1983 he contributed vocals to Simmons' solo album Arcade as well as co-writing several of the tracks.
  • 1979
    Age 31
    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.
    More Details Hide Details One of them, "If You Remember Me," the unused theme song for Franco Zeffirelli's remake of The Champ https://www.varesesarabande.com/products/the-champ, was initially credited solely to Thompson; later pressings of the single were credited to "Chris Thompson and Night." (But this source gives lyric credit to Carole Bayer Sager for "If You Remember Me," and the music credit to Marvin Hamlisch.) After the band broke up in 1982, he rejoined the Earth Band.
  • 1978
    Age 30
    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".
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 25
    He went to Australia before returning to England in 1973 to pursue a musical career, eventually joining Manfred Mann's Earth Band in 1976.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Age 0
    Born on March 9, 1948.
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