Martyn was born in New Malden, Surrey, England. Martyn's parents, both opera singers, divorced when he was five and he spent his childhood alternating between England and Scotland. Much of this was spent in the care of his grandmother. His strongest ties were in Glasgow, and he attended Shawlands Academy there.
Late 1960s and collaborations with Beverley Martyn
Mentored by Hamish Imlach, Martyn…
N-no, n-no, it can't be true
N-no, n-no, it isn't you
N-no, n-no, it's not the way you are