The only son of British folk-rock legends Richard & Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson was born in 1976, during his parents' time living in a Muslim community outside of London. He made his musical debut in 1996, when he turned up on his father's you? me? us? album as a backup vocalist. Teddy eventually opened for Richard on a number of solo dates following the record's release, as well as adding guitar and supporting vocals on 1999's Mock Tudor. A mail-order-only live disc of Richard's 1998 acoustic shows featured Teddy's contributions on a handful of tunes, including Richard & Linda's classic "A Heart Needs a Home," the Left Banke's "She May Call You Up Tonight," and a wonderful version of "Persuasion," co-written by Richard and Tim Finn.