Thursday, January 29, 2009

Raise Them Standards High

Just heard the news that John Martyn passed away today at the age of 60. Over the past few years news of my favorite singers dying (Nina Simone, Sinatra, Ronnie Drew and Layne Stanley et al.) has saddened me but none more so than this. His music accompanies many fond memories of my time spent sitting round the Spanish Arch in Galway amongst friends.

The following performance was from The Old Grey Whistle Test 1973

R.I.P John.
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Anonymous said...

Sad. I didn't know he'd died. Had he been ill for long?

Green of Eye, Sharp of Claw said...

@ NM: They haven't released a cause of death yet. His health has been up and down over the years,when mates of mine met him in Thomastown (Ireland) a year or so he was in a wheelchair. Pity, he was such a talented gent.

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