John Martyn

John Martyn : From the Inside Out

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John Martyn has always lived his life close to the edge. Heavy drinking and erractic behaviour have regularly blighted his work and career, but, despite his often troubled personal life, his recordings continue to be enjoyed by each new generation of fans. Starting out on London's folk circuit in the early 60s, Martyn was the first white solo artist to be signed to Island Records. Over the decades he developed his experimental and idiosyncratic style, incorporating elements of jazz, blues, reggae and hip-hop into his sound. In a recording career that has spanned five decades he has recorded more than 20 albums, collaborating with artists including Paul Kossoff, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and members of the Mothers of Invention and The Band. This biography of one of the most influential figures in folk and rock music, is written with contributions from his friends, collaborators and colleagues.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 153 x 234mm | 222g
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Ill.
  • 0753505339
  • 9780753505335

About Lee Barry

Lee Barry was born in Sunderland but has lived in Manchester for the past seven years. A lifelong fan of John Martyn, in 1999 he established the first ever John Martyn fanzine, which led him to start work on this, his first book.
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