Theo Johnson

A little info on Big Theo

Little is known about Theo Johnson, the man who introduced John Martyn to Chris Blackwell. This is what I managed to find apart from what is already written in various John Martyn related articles.

Uncut about recording Solid Air

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This month, ten years will have gone by since John's passing. This, and an upcoming all-star remembrance concert in the context of Celtic Connections at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, is reason for Uncut magazine to give some attention to JM.

Their February issue features a three page article on the making of the track Solid Air, by Graeme Thompson. There's a lot of direct quotes from the people involved: John Wood, Dave Mattacks, Danny Thompson, John 'Rabbit' Bundrick and Tristan Fry.
Funny thing is that Uncut also wrote about Solid Air ten years earlier, in December 2000. This piece is called Emotional Rescue. Both stories have been sort of recreated on this site.

Love is the Bug

John Orme
Melody Maker

... for John Martyn, pacifist, anti-Nazi and tough little Good Guy. JOHN ORME copped a few likely quotes from the man himself on the eve of his new British tour.

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