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Ron Fairfield Ron Fairfield from Hexham wrote on 07/01/2018 at 15:55:
Having followed Johns music since Solid Air and seen him play multiple times, some more together than others! I was standing on Waverley Station Edinburgh when I realised that the big guy standing near me was my musical hero, I don't usually bother people but I found myself offering a handshake and muttering something about how influential his work had been for me. He looked very uncomfortable and turned away as quickly as possible whilst his partner Teresa politely waved me away. Still a good memory for me to this day.
John Manning John Manning from Yorkshire wrote on 16/09/2017 at 08:21:
Love the expanded discography … now I know I'll never have a complete collection! Pride of place in my collection is the Piece by Piece promo box. Had that for maybe 20 years, bought at the former Wall of Sound in Halifax's Piece Hall.
Paolo Rossi Paolo Rossi from transplanted Glaswegian wrote on 28/03/2017 at 02:14:
John Martyn was amazing and a major influence on me as a musician.All that aside,I'd like to share my one real personal memory of him here.Around 1979 (as I later found out in a book)John was living in Moscow, Ayrshire near Glasgow in order to look after his aged dad. I was trying to earn a few bob by doing a bit of tree-felling work in the area, and one particular night I had to decide whether to keep cutting trees or go home-having only a gallon of petrol-which I could either put in my chainsaw or in my old Triumph 1500 car. I thought I'd chance it and put the juice in the chainsaw and kept working until dark. On starting my car, it sputtered to a halt after a short distance.I saw a light in the woods and walked towards it,thinking it was a farm and maybe I could buy or scrounge some petrol there.A familiar looking bearded guy answered the door;behind him I could see a line of guitars on stands and I think a piano.I inanely asked him if he was a musician and then feebly added that I played a bit myself.Anyway I told him my hard luck story and he gave me enough petrol to get me home.Only years later did I find out that JM was living there at the time.I also shared a flat with an ex-classmate of his;all this without realising that he was the good Samaritan on that dark night in the forest.Further to this I was living near him in Kilkenny until he died. I always wanted to meet and thank him but you know how it goes;it did't happen. Thanks for every thing John
ralph h. ralph h. from berlin wrote on 22/03/2017 at 01:44:
can anybody explain? I'm 57 and only heard john's music after he'd passed away - and I thought I heard a lot. but since then his music would be with the top 5 of what I would take to the island far away. it makes me sing - and cry. _ I can listen to john on and on and on _
Gordon Harris Gordon Harris from Ely wrote on 13/02/2017 at 21:25:
Solid Air has been with me since 1973. Probably listen to it every other day.
Remember seeing John 1978 I think at Sussex Uni. Absolutely electric performance.
A great artist.
Phil Talegas Phil Talegas wrote on 26/10/2016 at 04:16:
will pearce will pearce from halifax wrote on 11/12/2015 at 20:05:
this is a heads up for all you JM fans out there...Ryley Walker is a young american singer/guitarist...there is within him an essence of the big man...I would recommend you check him out or see him live...he is playing a few dates in the UK in Feb 2016...Danny Thompson will be on stage with him...need I say more? Seasons greetings to one and all...
Alan Kavanagh Alan Kavanagh from Abu Dhabi wrote on 29/10/2015 at 10:24:
I first saw John when I was a student at Liverpool Uni back in the early 70's after being introduced to Solid Air by a girlfriend of mine. I became hooked immediately. I next saw him in 1982 at the Liverpool Philharmonic and finally saw him in Noveber 2008, just 6 weeks before his death. He has written the soundtrack to most of my life and I will be forever grateful. Bless you John
will pearce will pearce from yorkshire wrote on 27/08/2015 at 00:29:
it seems now that many years have passed since john's death. at the time, for me, it was hard to accept. my daughter was born at the time - she is now 4 years old.i rocked her to sleep many times listening to heaven and earth.i too, have lost other friends since then.things happen - and keep on happening.john's music never loses any of its depth or meaning. he is a dizzying mixture of purity, honesty and rock n roll!...miss u johnny too bad. still listening. Will. x
Albert Smith Albert Smith wrote on 30/06/2015 at 20:59:
I was 50% right. Danny Thompson was at The Gathering. The Drummer wasn't.