John Martyn also known as Lain David McGeachy (real name) is a British singer/songwriter/musician that was born on September 11, 1948 in New Malden, London England and died in January 29, 2009. He started in the year 1967 in which he contributed Folk rock and Folk Jazz song. John is one of the famous singers in his time; he was illustrated as energetic musician and a singer who’s not afraid in experimenting new style of music.
John’s was started when he was 17 years old; he was discovered by Island Records that was founded by Chris Blackwell and he released his first debut album called “London Conversation” on the month of October 1967 that was produced by Theo Johnson under the supervision of Chris Blackwell. It contains 12 tracks featuring ‘”Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright” of Bob Dylan. The album was followed by his 2nd studio album called “The Tumbler” and many more albums including his duets with his wife Beverly Martyn in the albums “Stormbringer!” and “The Road to Ruin” together with Nick Drake as well as Jimmy Page.
In the year 1973, he released another album called “Solid Air” in which the first single was dedicated to his close friend Nick Drake that was died from overdose of an anti-depressant medicine. And from 1975 to 2011, he released 14 albums in which the entire album was launched successfully. He worked with many artists like John Stevens, Neil Ardley along with Spenser Cozens and Danny Thompson as musician in many of his songs that was included in his albums. In addition, he also collaborated with Eric Clapton with David Gilmour and Phil Collins. During his fame, he performed in many places including in Ruis Rock in Finland together with The Savage Rose, Roy Wood’s Wizzard and many more, The Thirteenth National Jazz, Blues and Rock Festival in UK, Ireland and Germany. He also introduced a DVD album that contains a “Live in Concert” with “The Apprentice in Concert” and many more live recordings.
Martyn was suffered on double pneumonia in which he was confined in hospital after long sufferings, he died in the Ireland’s Hospital and it was revealed by his closed friend John Hillarby on their website. Martyn’s last performance was in Kilkenny and after his death; many of their friends give a tribute performances to him.
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