Legendary British singer songwriter John Martyn has died aged 60.
John Martyn: May You Never (1973 from the Old Grey Whistle Test)
John Martyn: Solid Air from Transatlantic Sessions series 2 (1998) with Danny Thompson.
John Martyn: Bless The Weather from the Collegiate Theatre London, January 10 1978.
The news about the musician, who received an OBE in the last new year’s honours list, was announced today on Martyn’s official website, Johnmartyn.com.
The cause of his death was not revealed, with a short message reading: “With heavy heart and an unbearable sense of loss we must announce that John died this morning.”
Martyn, who was born in 1948 in Surrey and grew up in Scotland, and released 20 studio albums throughout his career, during which he collaborated with the likes of Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Dave Gilmour.
He became known for his folk/blues guitar style, and released his first album, London Conversation, in 1968, later in his career releasing the acclaimed Solid Air album in 1973. The title track was a tribute to his friend, cult musician Nick Drake.