The tour program counts 12 pages and contains mainly interview and review quotes about John, a discography and short biographies of the band members. It was compiled by Chas Keep who has vivid memories of the project (see bottom).
JOHN MARTYN, whose forthcoming British tour will be his last in the foreseeable future, is to sell his new album from his home on a mail order basis. The album will be issued in a plain white sleeve and is available in a signed limited edition of 10,000. Price £2.50 p and p. 50p extra, from John Martyn, 10, Cobourg Place, The Old Town, Hastings, Sussex.
The 2016 edition of the John Martyn Gathering in Yorkshire will take place on the 24th, 25th and 26th of June. Location is the famous Green Dragon. The organizers promise three days and nights of John Martyn related activities. The program features some fantastic artists, special guests, and also an open mic stage and guitar workshops.
Weekend tickets cost 30 pounds. Which is 'cheaper than Glastonbury, and you're guaranteed to see everything.' This event is on a much smaller scale, of course.
Rooms can be booked directly at The Green Dragon (details below) and there's also a camping available.
Seven years ago we lost the musician that captured our hearts and souls. There is some comfort in the knowledge that he is not forgotten. That most of his music is still available. And that people are still passionate about the man and even now, new stories and memories pop up. But the music industry has changed and not for the better. So the best thing I can think of is to put on a John Martyn record, turn up the volume and wonder about our One World.
Happy John Martyn day first of all. John would have turned 65 today.
There are plenty of presents available this year. The sampler Sweet Little Mystery; serving as a warming up for the massive Island Years box set. And as a byproduct the vinyl edition of the 1972 concert Live At The Hanging Lamp.
I have lots of thoughts about these releases but I the main thing is that John's legacy remains available.
The box set contains a lot of interesting material but also quite a bit more of albums we already own in several versions.
We will give it a spin when the ship comes running up the harbour.