Danny Thompson Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Daniel Henry Edward Thompson was born on 4 April 1939, in Devon, England, and is a musician, best known to be a multi-instrumentalist who has played with various musicians throughout the course of his career. He’s been active in the industry since the 1960s, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Danny Thompson? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $400,000, mostly earned through success in the music industry. He was the founder of the band Pentangle and was also a member of Blues Incorporated. He’s also produced solo work, and all of these achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.

Danny Thompson Net Worth $400,000

Danny moved to London at a young age. While attending school, he played soccer and also started learning various instruments. He was taught the guitar, trumpet, trombone and mandolin, before settling with the upright bass as his main instrument.

After his studies, Thompson started pursuing a career in music, predominantly working as a session musician for other artists. He was a part of Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated with which he recorded two albums. In 1968 he formed the jazz band Pentangle – the name of the band representing its five members – which would stay active until the 1980s.. They found a lot of success with releases such as “The Pentangle”, “Sweet Child”, and “Reflection”, adding steadily to Danny’s net worth.

Danny worked with Richard Thompson on projects such as “The Old Kit Bag”, and “Mirror Blue”, being a part of the concert which was made into a DVD entitled “Richard Thompson Live in Austin Texas”, one of the televised concerts from the series “Austin City Limits’. His net worth grew over the years, as he also released solo albums, some of which include “Whatever”, “Elemental”, and “Whatever’s Best”. He also performed collaborative work, working with Jon Thorne, and also continues to contribute to the music of other artists; some of the artists he worked with include Ayuo, Donovan, Davey Graham, Mary Hopkin, Magna Carta and David Sylvian over a number of years.

In the 1980s, Danny then decided to work with filmmaker Roy Deverell, and contributed his music to several award winning documentaries, including “Echo of the Wild” and “A Passion to Protect” – the films are focused on working with endangered mammals, particularly the work of John Aspinall.

For his work, he was rewarded with a Lifetime Achievement award during the 2007 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, along with the original other members of Pentangle. They also did a short concert on BBC radio and would go on to tour the UK in 2008, doing 12 shows.

For his personal life, it is known that Thompson is married to Daphne and they have a son. His son would become the drummer for the band Hawkwind during the 1980s. He now resides in London. He is known to have converted to Islam in 1990.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 4, 1939
Birth place: Teignmouth, Devon, England
Profession:Multi-instrumentalist
Nationality:American
Spouse:Daphne Thompson
Children:Dan Thompson
Music groups:Pentangle, Blues Incorporated (1964 – 1966)
Movies:Pentangle: Captured Live
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In 1963, Danny became a father. His son, Danny junior, was also destined to be a musician becoming the drummer in Hawkwind.
2Plays bass.
3Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2007, presented to him by Peter Gabriel. At the same ceremony he won another Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to him and the other founding members of Pentangle by Sir David Attenborough.


Filmography

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Take Three Women1982TV Series as Pentangle
Take Three Girls1969-1971TV Series 5 episodes
The Lion Who Thought He Was People1971Documentary as Pentangle

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Set of 61972TV SeriesHimself - Musician

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