03/16/02 - 22:19:14
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I'm sure you're right that Gram Parsons was a major influence. HOWEVER:|
Here's what Patrick Humphries says in his bio of Richard Thompson:
"Another one-off project which held Thompson's attention for six gigs during the summer of 1981 was the GPs, a short-lived supergroup featuring himself, Ralph McTell, Dave Peggs and Dave Mattacks.
Dave Mattacks: 'The Pope had just got shot, and my name for the group was the Grazed Pontiffs. The only thing on the book were a few dates in Ireland, during which we tried to keep the group name's origins quiet...'"
from RICHARD THOMPSON: THE BIOGRAPHY
by Patrick Humphries
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