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RIP - John Martyn

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:04 pm
by Ian
Was saddened today to hear the news that the great John Martyn has passed away aged 60.
John was a great guitarist, a great innovator and his songs will haunt those of us who loved his work, forever.

"Please won't you, please won't you, bear it in mind.. love is a lesson to learn in our time"

God bless ya John x



Solid Air - John Martyn 1948-2009

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:51 am
by TontoBronto
What a loss.
I only learned of Martyn when I saw the bootlegged DVDs of the Transatlantic Sessions, but I wish I had known of his career from the start.
It's interesting to watch those early YouTubes to see how his presentation changed through the years--<object width="480" height="295"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ohmSPv-rtSQ&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ohmSPv-rtSQ&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="295"></embed></object>

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:28 pm
by Ian
Thanks for your respect Tonto.

I've also been watching some of the Transatlantic Sessions footage over the last few days and this one in particular made me sad, yet happy to have shared his music.

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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=sBPTuAl2Qyk

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:34 pm
by TontoBronto
Ian wrote:Thanks for your respect Tonto.

I've also been watching some of the Transatlantic Sessions footage over the last few days and this one in particular made me sad, yet happy to have shared his music.
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Quite welcome.

There are several torrents surfacing on Dimeadozen in honor of Martyn's passing, and a number of members quote the lines (from the clip above) "May you never lay your head down without a hand to hold" as an epitaph.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:45 pm
by outta
Very sad. I had no idea.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:02 pm
by outta
A tribute before the curtain closed ... beautiful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkcmB8a1cn8&NR=1