A kind Italian pharmacist from France kindly sent me five scans from an old Melody Maker (3 October 1981). It enabled me to read and publish some more vintage JM material in the Publications section. The story A Fool's Time For Glory? by Steve Sutherland portraits a tired John getting angry about politics and politicians. It gives some background info on why Glorious Fool and Don't You Go were written.
Paul Reid was kind enough to send me some pictures from the Buxton Opera House gig, 28 May 2007. Here's one; I included the rest in the Gallery.
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.