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Friday, 30 January 2009

John Martyn: 1948 - 2009

Rather sadly I interupt the ''S Wonderful' postings with the news of the untimely death of guitarist/singer/songwriter John Martyn. I once spent a few hours in his company back in the late sixties and before he came to general prominence. The Jugular Vein were playing in Sheffield on the same night as John Martyn. Thanks to the good offices of the late Tony Capstick we all ended up in the same after-hours drinking club. Mr Martyn was already no stranger to alcohol and neither were we so, perhaps appropriately, I don't remember much about the encounter except that we had a damn good time and that guitars were played. Ah well...I'll raise a glass to his memory tonight.

The Guardian obituary.