Influential singer, songwriter and guitarist John Martyn dies

John Martyn - Photos:Elly Roberts
John Martyn
Photos:Elly Roberts

Influential British singer, songwriter and guitarist John Martyn has this morning died, aged sixty.

Martyn, never became a household name, but has been name-checked by many of the great and good of the music world as being an influence on their music, as well as being covered by Eric Clapton ('May You Never'). Over the course of a forty-plus year music career, he worked with a diverse range of artists, including Sister Bliss, Danny Thompson, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, and Phil Collins.

Always gigging, he was due to play a pair of Glasgow dates this March at Westerton Hall.

He was last year presented with a lifetime achievement award by Phil Collins at last year's BBC Folk Awards. In the same year, on 1st September, a 4 CD boxset was released marking John's 60th birthday.

In this year's New Year Honours list, John Martyn was named as an OBE recipient.

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