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Tommy Thompson

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Jul 22, 1900

Charles William “Tommy” Thompson was born in St. Albans

May, 1958

Tommy Thompson graduated from Kenyon College

Other events that happened on or around May, 1958

1971

Tommy Thompson took first place at the World Champion Old Time Banjo contest in Union Grove, North Carolina

1972

Tommy Thompson started the Red Clay Ramblers with fiddler Bill Hicks and mandolinist Jim Watson

Other events that happened on or around 1972

1973

Pianist Mike Craver joined the Red Clay Ramblers

Other events that happened on or around 1973

1975

The Red Clay Ramblers' first successful musical, Diamond Studs, opened in Chapel Hill and moved to New York

Other events that happened on or around 1975

1985

Tommy Thompson appeared in his one-act play, The Last Song of John Proffit

1985

The Red Clay Ramblers added music to playwright Sam Shepard’s 1985 off-Broadway work A Lie of the Mind

Other events that happened on or around 1985

Nov 11, 1988

Sam Shepard's film Far North, featuring music by the Red Clay Ramblers, was released

Jan 23, 1993

The Red Clay Ramblers appeared as a medicine show band in Sam Shepard's film Silent Tongue

Feb, 1993

The Red Clay Ramblers appeared in Broadway musical Fool Moon

1994

Tommy Thompson left the Red Clay Ramblers

Other events that happened on or around 1994

Jan 24, 2003

Tommy Thompson died

Oct 15, 2011

Tommy Thompson was inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame

Other events that happened on or around October 15, 2011


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