Barbara Thompson

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Barbara Thompson
Barbara Thompson in 2010
Barbara Thompson in 2010
Background information
Birth nameBarbara Gracey Thompson
Born(1944-07-27)27 July 1944
Oxford, England
OriginFinchley, England
Died9 July 2022(2022-07-09) (aged 77)
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Years active1964–2022
LabelsMCA, Mood, Intuition

Barbara Gracey Thompson MBE (27 July 1944 – 9 July 2022) was an English jazz saxophonist. She was awarded the MBE in 1996 for services to music. Thompson worked closely with Andrew Lloyd Webber on musicals such as Cats and Starlight Express.

She was married to drummer Jon Hiseman of Colosseum from 1967 until his death in 2018.[1]

In 1997, Thompson was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.[2] She died on 9 July 2022 from the disease, aged 77.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Barbara Thompson biography". Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2011.
  2. Mathieson, Kenny (April 2001). "British Beat: Saxophonist Barbara Thompson". All About Jazz. Archived from the original on 26 December 2001. Retrieved 9 January 2011.
  3. "Barbara Thompson, The Grand Dame Of British Jazz, Passed Away". Retrieved 2022-07-10.

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