Scottish guitarist and singer/songwriter born in Surrey 1948. Made his name along side the likes of Davy Graham and Bert Jansch in the London folk scene of the late 60's. Famous for an exceptional acoustic guitar playing technique and a very unique voice/vocal style. His love of alcohol and dope are legendary and being both drunk and openly smoking dope on stage was very much part of a John Martyn gig in his hey day.
John Martyn's Solid Air and Bless the Weather are 2 of his most typical and successful albums. "May you never" from Solid Air (1973) remains his best loved and most successful song to date.
by Windingboy December 05, 2008