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Hi, I'm curious about a gig which I saw in Canterbury - circa 1978/79? I'm very sure about the gig as I hitched down there from Lincoln Art College with a friend and stayed with my brother (who was at Kent/Canterbury Uni). What made the gig so special was that he'd invited Steve Tilston to play the first set, someone I'd just discovered a few months earlier - he'd just brought out Songs From The Dress Rehearsal I think? After Steve Tilston, John played a first set solo and then brought on a band to play a few tunes 'from a forthcoming album'! I don't know the members of the band, but it was -I think- just bass, guitar and drums, although I may have forgotten someone I'm almost sure there was no keyboards.
Thanks in advance for any info.


One entry in the giglist looks interesting: 1977-02-11 UK, Canterbury, Kent University. "Kent Ents '77 presents | John Martyn | + Guest support | at the Odeon, Friars, Canterbury | Friday February 11 at 8pm." This ties in well with the release year of Songs From The Dress Rehearsal (1977). And the upcoming album must have been One World of course.

I have never seen so much passion, or feeling put into music by any other performer, I still cry when I see him singing in his wheel chair.

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