Thursday, February 05, 2009

John Martyn Dies

One of my favorite guitarists and songwriters, Scottish folk-blues singer John Martyn, died January 29 in Ireland at the age of 60.

Martyn created many magical albums in the decade of the 1970's and early 1980's.

Solid Air, One World, and Grace & Danger were some of my favorites. I spent many a lonely night listening to those.

Rolling Stone notes:
In a career than spanned four decades Martyn worked with artists including Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Steve Winwood, the Band’s Levon Helm and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.
Clapton's "May You Never" is a Martyn original.

Check out YouTube clips of Martyn here.

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