John Martyn recorded his 1978 masterpiece One World with a cast of characters that included Lee “Scratch” Perry, Steve Winwood, Pentangle’s Danny Thompson and Fairport Convention’s Dave Pegg. But when it came time to promote the album live, the songwriter went out solo – and this selection from his appearance on the German Rockpalast show is a dazzling document of the era.
“Woodstock’s the best place I’ve found so far. I detest New York, but upstate it’s OK.” (John Martyn in Melody Maker, 1970) By the end of 1968, future psych/folk-jazz icon […]
U.K. folk and blues songwriter John Martyn has died at the age of 60, according to a statement on his official Web site. The cause of death has not yet been confirmed. […]