As you have noticed Big Muff has changed considerably. During the past four months I have converted the old website to this new database driven platform. I don't know (yet) whether the server can manage the number of request that
50 100 200 300 500 600 daily visitors impose, so this is also sort of a test run.
Recently I got my hands on one of the few Australian interviews John has given. It is published in a music magazine called Roadrunner with the streetdate 1 August 1978.
John looks back on his American tour and his work with Neil Ardley. He expects Beverley to get a hit single soon. And he prefers black audiences to white ones.
Herman Gilligan was kind enough to send me a story from 1971: John Martyn Keeping Everything A Lot Less Rigid. It proves an interesting read from the Bless The Weather period. As it turns out, John had just finished writing May You Never, but he did not have a title for it yet. The working title was 'Close Brother', which is news to me.
This site is still under construction but has gained critical mass. All the stories and record pages found here haven been imported from html pages published earlier on Big Muff and then been revised. Many items and songs have been added. Release dates have been checked and often became more specific. In the process I also discovered new background information.
I installed photo gallery software which enables me to publish photographs much faster than using pure html. This way I can finally do some justice to the various people that have kindly sent me pictures over the past few years. Mostly they were taken during concerts.
Just click on Browse/ Pictures in the menu.
David Hannah sent me this picture of a painting his daughter made. David: "My daughter did it because I have been trying to find a painting of JM for a while as I collect pop art. She said she could do him justice!" We tend to agree with her, David..