John Martyn

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Created on: 16 Jan 2006
11th September 1948 - 29th January 2009 - 'May You Never'
A virtuoso musician with a voice to melt the coldest of hearts - John Martyn consistantly refused to be pigeon-holed in any one genre,...

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  • Susie2112

    For UK film John Martyn : Johnny Too Bad is being shown again on BBC4 tonight at 11.40pm. It's deffinitely worth watching :o)

    14 Oct 2011 Reply
  • tomek13

    Hi everybody! Greetings from Poland.

    3 Sep 2011 Reply
  • gilliananne

    The tribute album 'Johnny boy would love this' I'm sure he would. Its fabulous! Just arrived on Spotify.

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • TantoTempo Very much influenced by John and Nick Drake.

    11 Jun 2011 Reply
  • CrawdaddyMag

    Check out this article about what makes him a legend!

    10 Jun 2011 Reply
  • jackhammer_go

    Views on the posthumous album then? It's a little silky in places and overly so, nevertheless it's a fitting end to the great man.

    7 Jun 2011 Reply
  • strobelite

    On the 2nd anniversary of his passing may I be the first to raise a glass to the Big Man and say "Thank you" John for being priveledged to watch you play live - a unique talent! Yammas"!!!!

    29 Jan 2011 Reply
  • jackhammer_go

    1st anniversary of his passing. I hope you are having a ball whatever you are doing big man. I will have a few drinks on you tonight.

    29 Jan 2010 Reply
  • KateWestall

    If anyone fancies...A night of tribute to one of the world’s most loved songwriters; John Martyn. To celebrate an incredible music career, a collection of today’s top London based songwriters & artists will be performing interpretations of their favourite John Martyn songs on the eve of his birthday. All proceeds will be donated to The Music Therapy Charity(Registered Charity No. 259077) and South London based charity for the homeless and disadvantaged; Spires (Registered Charity No. 1076888.) The line up includes: Jamie Woon, Kate Westall, Sam Lewis, Gary Poole, Ben Huws, Francesca Guarino and Blue Rose Code. Doors open at 7pm on Thursday 10th September 2009 in the Theatre at The Bedford, Balham. Anyone who would like to book tickets (£5/£3 concessions) or receive more information please email or call Kate/Bec on 07739833810/07958055325

    22 Aug 2009 Reply
  • gilliananne

    I have so many happy memories of sitting crossed legged and mesmorized while you did the warm up at Sheffield Uni gigs in the e1970s. Later your music rocked Brighton. You are sadly missed, but remembered with every song.

    31 May 2009 Reply
  • TheAwen

    RIP if there is life after death I'm sure he's found the bar!

    9 Apr 2009 Reply
  • FruitfulTree

    BBCiplayer.(UK only) There are two concerts available now to watch. One is old Grey Whistle test: link on favourite song until 27the March 2009 The second is on this link Probably available until 20th April 2009

    23 Mar 2009 Reply
  • snorterboy

    A great talent and a sad loss to music and the world. Still remember getting this for my 13th (14th) birthday

    5 Mar 2009 Reply
  • tonisoni

    Since my childhood that I listen John Martyn's takes part of my life...... the last record,''Live Concert'' ,as the rest, still alive in us...thanks for everything John!! Fidel to your principles...just a genious

    7 Feb 2009 Reply
  • jackhammer_go

    i'm absolutely devastated. A honest musician in a wasteland of corporate commercialism. i have lost a friend. R.I.P

    30 Jan 2009 Reply
  • crumsilly

    Very sad news. John was a unique talent.

    30 Jan 2009 Reply
  • portenkirchner

    RIP John Martyn. Your music will live on and continues to inspire!

    29 Jan 2009 Reply
  • wecrookie

    Very sad to see John has passed away. A brilliant musician who gave us some wonderful music. Rest in peace John.Missing you already :(

    29 Jan 2009 Reply
  • blackadders

    seeing him at the barbican in london on monday - can't wait - got 2nd row seats

    7 Nov 2008 Reply
  • phillip360

    Hello, you are warmly invited to glue and expand the 'pataphysics group. The seams suggest that the group rates you very highly as I'm sure you do too.

    15 Oct 2008 Reply
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