Friday, January 30, 2009

John Martyn RIP

Sad to hear singer, songwriter, creative, addictive John Martyn has died aged 60. He made some wonderful music. Rather remarkably this means that when I saw an unbelievable, outdoor, afternoon set at the Reading Festival 1973 he was only 25 years old.

Most people say 1973's Solid Air was never bettered but I really love And from 1996 and The Church with one Bell (1998).

It's just the downward pull of human nature
It's coming every day to take you on.

Thanks for the back catalogue. Rest in peace from your demons.

Hear a 2008 live version of a 1973 tune here.

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