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Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin chooses Solid Air by John Martyn

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Best-selling Scottish crime-writer whose books include the Inspector Rebus novels

Solid Air by John Martyn

Ian Rankin chooses the 1973 album Solid Air by the British singer-songwriter and guitarist John Martyn.

From the Archive

John Martyn

John Wilson interviews John Martyn and his collaborator Danny Thompson for Front Row shortly before his death in 2009.

From Front Row 09 Feb 2009 on Radio 4

Phil Collins

Phil Collins, Martyn's friend and occasional producer, presents him with a lifetime achievement award at the BBC Folk Awards in 2008.

From Radio 2 Folk Awards 2008

Ralph McTell

The folk music veteran Ralph McTell on seeing a 19 year old John Martyn perform in Soho.

From Last Word 1 Feb 2009 on Radio 4


Ian Rankin revisits his first unpublished novel.

From Front Row 18 Jan 2012 on Radio 4