Tuesday August 4, 2020

John Martyn: Sober portrait pays tribute to a talented musician and serious hellraiser

Graeme Thomson celebrates the sublime skills of the singer-songwriter, while not shying away from the ugliness of much of his private life

2nd August, 2020
John Martyn: ‘He had a light touch, but there was a terrible, awe-inspiring darkness in him as well. Picture: Getty

Biography

Small Hours: The Long Night of John Martyn

By Graeme Thomson

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