71st Birthday


Happy Birthday John!

Today (11th September) would have been John’s 71st birthday. He left us a tremendous legacy of wonderful music and fantastic memories.

Our thoughts are with your family and loved ones on your birthday, you are in our hearts everyday.

Celebrate John’s life by playing your favourite album. The music is the cool bit!



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Tenth Anniversary

Ten years ago today (29th January 2009) the world lost the most innovative singer-songwriter and guitarist it had ever seen.

John’s passing was announced to the world here on his website, “With heavy heart and an unbearable sense of loss we must announce that John died this morning.” The incredible outpouring of emotion that followed showed how much he was admired and loved.

Charismatic, uncompromising and charming John enjoyed life to the full. Sometimes chaotic and reckless he was a huge talent and we are fortunate to have a legacy of wonderful music. John shared his life with us through his music.

We all miss ‘Our John’, in our own personal way, we miss our friend and we miss the gigs! Today of course our hearts reach out to John’s loved ones and family, their loss is so much greater than ours.

“I don’t want to know about evil, only want to know about love.”

Play your favourite album and celebrate “the cool bit” – the music…

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70th Birthday

John would have been 70 years young today on 11th September.

Happy 70th birthday John! Not one day passes without you in our thoughts. We miss you, we miss the gigs!

It was 50 years ago in 1968 that John released his second album The Tumbler!

Celebrate John’s incredible legacy and play your favourite album today!

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Nine Years

It’s hard to believe that nine years ago today (29th January 2009) we lost John.

To mark this anniversary for a limited time only listen to John play The Dealer and Solid Air in Regent’s Park, London in 1978.

Our thoughts are with John’s loved ones and family.  So raise a glass to ‘Our John’, put your favourite album on and celebrate “the cool bit” – the music.

Gone – too late!

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Happy Birthday John

John would have been 69 today.

To celebrate John’s birthday spin your favourite disc! Always in our thoughts. One Day…

“The music is the cool bit.”


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Volker Bredebusch

It is hard to believe that it is one year since Volker passed away. We announced Volkers passing here-

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Volker Bredebusch, promoter, friend and perhaps most of all a massive fan of everything John Martyn!

Volker promoted and tour managed for John in Europe for many years and also recently helped Beverley by organising a tour of Germany. Volker had an infectious enthusiasm, a great sense of humour and an encyclopedic knowledge of music!

He had beaten cancer once but it returned early last year with a vengeance, “life brought another unexpected surprise at the very start of the new year, after a sudden thrombosis in my right leg I couldn’t move and finally at the hospital they found a tumor beside my liver. So after 7 years without, I’ve got the C Blues again, well well well,  I’m with the experts now in Essen and they’re known to be among the best in Germany for this. Let’s see what they can do, I will hold my head up high and keep on moving, hoping the slow train doesn’t come around the bend too soon..”

Volker lost his hard fought battle with cancer on 5th September 2016. Our thoughts are with his family, particularly Jürgen and his ‘almost family’ Ian. Rest in peace Volker.

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