Thursday, January 29, 2009

John Martyn RIP

From the beeb:
"Singer-songwriter John Martyn has died 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.

He was born in Surrey but grew up in Glasgow. He was appointed an OBE in the New Year Honours.

A statement on his website on Thursday said: "With heavy heart and an unbearable sense of loss we must announce that John died this morning.""
I'll write something more substantial in due course. Right now I'm kinda gutted. It's an overused phrase but the man was a genius. Here he is with the great Danny Thompson in 1973.

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