Singer Songwriter John Martyn Dies…

Singer Songwriter John Martyn dies aged 60.

The singer songwriter John Martyn, has died aged 60. Known for musical marriage of folk and jazz, his career spanned four decades and he worked with high profile musicians, including Eric Clapton and Phil Collins. Martyn struggled with alcoholism and told Q Magazine: “If I could control myself more, I think the music would be much less interesting. I’d probably be a great deal richer but I’d have had far less fun and I’d be making really dull music.”

Martyn was awarded an OBE in the 2009 New Year honours list. The cause of his death has not yet been confirmed.

Full Obituary, page 44.

The Guardian
30 January 2009