List of John Martyn Obituaries

May You Rest In Peace

John's Death was instantly covered by all major news media including CNN. Most writers copied the Associated Press release, which served as a mold. But a lot of media quickly started to add personal memories.

The Word magazine got the word five hours before deadline and managed to change the cover and become the first with a printed special in the March issue. Mojo and Uncut also ran various articles in the edition of April.

BBC Radio London's Danny Baker made his show an improvised tribute the same day and it was an impressive one, lasting two hours. More BBC broadcasts followed on Radio 4: Last Word (30 Jan), Front Row (9 Feb) and on BBC 2 Mike Harding's Folk on 2 (25 Feb). There were also tribute broadcasts in other countries like Germany.

Date Titlesort descending Author Source
29 Jan 2009 'Solid Air' Singer-Songwriter John Martyn Dead at 60 Daniel Kreps Rolling Stone
2 Mar 2009 All Hail John Martyn! By The Verve's Nick McCabe Danny Eccleston Mojo website
29 Jan 2009 British Musician John Martyn, 60, Dies Greg Quill The Star
29 Jan 2009 British Songwriter John Martyn Dead At 60 Jill Lawless Associated Press
31 Jan 2009 DEATH NOTICE Irish Independent
30 Jan 2009 È Morto John Martyn Mito Del Folk Britannico E Genio Della Chitarra Andrea Laffranchi Corriere della Sera
11 Sep 2009 Elegy David Cooke Big Muff
30 Jan 2009 Farewell, John Martyn… Danny Eccleston Mojo website
30 Jan 2009 Folk Icon John Martyn Dies At 60 Tom Cole NPR National Public Radio
31 Jan 2009 Folkzanger John Martyn Was Inspiratie Voor Jonge Artiesten Menno Pot De Volkskrant
9 Feb 2009 Front Row John Wilson BBC Radio 4
1 Feb 2009 Great Art That Came Without Regrets John Wilson The Observer
30 Jan 2009 In Appreciation of John Martyn: 1948-2009 Thom Jurek Allmusic website
6 Feb 2009 John Martyn Ralph McTell Ralph McTell website
29 Jan 2009 John Martyn Anonymous Daily Telegraph
30 Jan 2009 John Martyn Adam Sweeting The Guardian
30 Jan 2009 John Martyn Dave Devine Blog post
31 Jan 2009 John Martyn John Neil Munro The Glasgow Herald
3 Feb 2009 John Martyn (1948-2009) Hester Carvalho NRC Handelsblad
1 May 2009 John Martyn (Iain David McGeachy) Anonymous Heaven vol 11 #3
30 Jan 2009 John Martyn - 1948-2009 Terry Staunton Uncut website
29 Jan 2009 John Martyn Dies Anonymous BBC 6music website
30 Jan 2009 John Martyn Dies Aged 60 Colin Irwin Daily Telegraph
31 Jan 2009 John Martyn en Phil Collins Gijsbert Kamer Volkskrantblog
2 Mar 2009 John Martyn Remembered: By Al Stewart Andrew Male Mojo website
1 Apr 2009 John Martyn | Grace And Danger Michael Heatley Guitar & Bass Vol 20 #5
2 Feb 2009 John Martyn, Chaos Calme Yves Bigot Libération
30 Jan 2009 John Martyn, Folk and Jazz Guitarist, Dies at 60 Ben Sisario New York Times
29 Jan 2010 John Martyn, One-Year Wake Graeme Thomson The Arts Desk (website)
29 Jan 2009 John Martyn: A Music Legend Remembered Will Hodgkinson The Guardian Music Blog
30 Jan 2009 John Martyn: Guitarist And Singer Anonymous The Times
30 Jan 2009 John Martyn: Pioneering Singer-songwriter James McNair The Independent
29 Jan 2009 John Martyn: The Last Major Interview Rob Fitzpatrick The Word website
6 Feb 2009 John Martyn’s Last Appearance in Kytelers Anonymous Kilkenny Advertiser
30 Jan 2009 Last Word Matthew Bannister BBC Radio 4
17 Jan 2010 Legend Martyn left £82K Anonymous Sunday Express
30 Jan 2009 May We Never Forget The Genius Of John Martyn Pete Paphides The Times
25 Feb 2009 Mike Harding Show Mike Harding BBC Radio 2
29 Jan 2009 Obituary: John Martyn Anonymous BBC website
28 Mar 2009 Partner collects folk singer John Martyn’s OBE for services to music Tony Jones The Glasgow Herald
31 Jan 2009 Remembering John (Martyn) Phil Shackleton Phil Shackleton website
2 Feb 2009 Remembering Musician John Martyn Iain MacDonald BBC Scotland
25 Jan 2010 Saint or Sinner? Russell Leadbetter The Herald Scotland
8 Feb 2009 The Challenge Of Playing With John Martyn Gavin Allen Wales On Sunday
30 Jan 2009 The Day John Martyn Played For Us In Prison Erwin James The Guardian music blog