TV recording

What's On (1977)

Granada Television
25 Feb 1977

For regional news aimed at the Northwest of England, ITV (Granada Television) brought and entertaining half hour called Granada Reports. It had different presenters, one of them being Tony Wilson with his arts round-up What's On. "He would often have interesting guests – one was John Martyn singing May You Never," recalled Alan Ashworth on The Conservative Woman.


Music Alive

1 Jan 1974

John has contributed to Music Alive, a Schools TV programme made by ILEA-TV that ran in 1973 and 1974. It also featured Frank Zappa, Kevin Coyne and Artemis.
ILEA stands for Inner London Education Authority.
No further details available.

Old Grey Whistle Test (1)

18 Jan 1972

This is an obscure performance and in fact probably the oldest TV recording made of John.
Artists listed are Bell & Arc, John Martyn.

Henry Pond reports: "I saw John on OGWT in a session which I think must have been earlier than the 13th March 73. He was playing solo, the tracks were Bless The Weather and (I'm guessing) Glistening Glyndebourne. I still have the (mono) cassette somewhere complete with background whistle where I recorded the program via microphone in front of the TV speaker."


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