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February 1, 2013 Mountain Stage celebrates the life of the '70s folk hero with a re-airing of his 1993 performance.
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January 30, 2009 Singer, guitarist and composer John Martyn was a folkie with a jazz soul. The accomplished and innovative guitarist got his start as a teenager in Britain's thriving folk scene and continued to evolve his sound throughout his career. Martyn died Thursday at a hospital in Ireland.
December 27, 2004 Below are the 20 most mentioned songs from both listeners and reviewers with randomly selected comments from some of those who picked them.
September 23, 2004 John Martyn is best known as a 1970s singer and songwriter with a great deep voice and strident guitar playing. He mixed jazz with folk, was a friend and contemporary of Nick Drake, and wrote a song called "May You Never," later made famous by guitarist Eric Clapton. Our reviewer Chris Nickson says that the latest John Martyn record, On The Cobbles, is his strongest record in decades. It comes after a long illness and the help of some loving and loyal friends and musicians.
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December 6, 1993 The progressive rock stations of the late 1960s were good to Scottish guitarist John Martyn. Since that time, he's been known primarily to other guitar players, having faded from the airwaves. If Martyn is known beyond the world of musicians, it's for his song "May You Never," which was recorded by Eric Clapton. Now, Martyn is making something of a comeback.
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