John Martyn

Born 11 September 1948. Died 29 January 2009.

British singer-songwriter and guitarist

John Martyn


John Martyn, OBE (11 September 1948 – 29 January 2009) (born Iain David McGeachy) was a British singer-songwriter and guitarist. Over a 40-year career, he released 21 studio albums, working with artists such as Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and Phil Collins. He has been described by The Times as "an electrifying guitarist and singer whose music blurred the boundaries between folk, jazz, rock and blues".

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Live at Leeds: Deluxe Edition

    Live at Leeds: Deluxe Edition 2010

    Reviewed by Sid Smith
    The magical concert plus previously unreleased rehearsal recordings.
  2. Review of In Session

    In Session 2006

    Reviewed by Peter Marsh
    All John Martyn's BBC sessions between 1973 and 1978 on one CD...
  3. Review of On The Cobbles

    On The Cobbles 2004

    Reviewed by Peter Marsh
    Songs that started out as ballads ended up in passionate, freeform improvisations or...
  4. Review of Live in Milan 1979

    Live in Milan 1979 2002

    Reviewed by Peter Marsh
    Another live John Martyn album gets dragged up from the vaults, but is it worth having ?
  5. Review of Solid Air

    Solid Air 1973

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    A classic with not a note out of place.
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