John Martyn Dies, Aged 60

John Martyn Dies, Aged 60.

Scottish singer songwriter John Martyn has died at the age of sixty.

Regarded as a musical innovator, and famed for fusing folk and jazz styles, he had been resident in County Kilkenny for the last number of years.

Martyn will be best remembered for his influential 1973 album Solid Air.

He continued to write and record up to till recently, and performed concerts from a wheelchair in latter years, after losing a leg to septicaemia in 2006.

The Belfast Telegraph Website
29 January 2009