Some People are Crazy

The John Martyn Story

John Neil Munro

Date Published :
October 2007
Publisher :
Contributor(s) :
Ian Rankin
Illustration :
16pp color illustrations
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ISBN : 9781846974984
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 7.7 X 5.1 inches
In stock


Described by Empire Magazine as 'Britain's best ever blues singer', John Martyn was one of rock music's last real mavericks. Despite chronic addiction to alcohol and drugs, he produced a string of matchless albums. Loved by fans and critics, loathed by ex-wives and managers, he survived the music business he despised for forty years.

This book documents his upbringing in Glasgow and rise through the Scottish and London folk scenes of the 1960s, his many career highs and lows, and his friendships with the great lost souls of British rock music, Nick Drake and Paul Kossoff.

About The Author

John Neil Munro lives in Laxdale, Isle of Lewis. He studied Modern and Economic history at Glasgow University then completed a postgraduate journalism course in Cardiff. His previous publications include The Sensational Alex Harvey (Polygon, 2008).

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