Martyn

11 Sept 1948, born on this day John Martyn, (Iain David McGeachy), singer, songwriter, guitarist, who had the 1973 album 'Solid Air'. Martyn died in hospital on 30th Jan 2009 in Ireland at the age of 60. The folk, blues and funk artist was widely regarded as one of the most soulful and innovative singer-songwriters […]

Some great reviews here on Small Hours: The Long Night of John Martyn. Order here: https://thisdayinmusicbooks.com “Martyn, the difficult musical visionary, thoroughly deserves this painstaking and eloquent biography [which] balances the fan's assiduousness with a critic's seiving action.” – Observer "[An] excellent biography." – Independent “Insightful and beautifully written… unflinchingly critical of Martyn’s failings and […]

We have a new book: Small Hours: The Long Night of John Martyn available for pre order. An intimate, unflinching biography of one of the great maverick artists. Though Martyn never had a hit single, his extraordinary voice, innovative guitar playing and profoundly soulful songs secured his status as a much admired pioneer. Martyn influenced […]

29th January 2009, Singer-songwriter John Martyn died in hospital in Ireland at the age of 60. The folk, blues and funk artist was widely regarded as one of the most soulful and innovative singer-songwriters of his generation and had been cited as an influence by artists as varied as U2, Portishead and Eric Clapton. https://youtu.be/LOi_wxypeGc […]

Born on 11th Sept 1948, John Martyn, (Iain David McGeachy), singer, songwriter, guitarist, who had the 1973 album 'Solid Air'. Martyn died in hospital on 30th Jan 2009 in Ireland at the age of 60. The folk, blues and funk artist was widely regarded as one of the most soulful and innovative singer-songwriters of his […]


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