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Solid Air

(2010)
The Life of John Martyn
A non fiction book by

 
 
For over four decades, John Martyn was a musician's musician (lauded by artists as disparate as Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Bob Marley), a superb guitarist and singer who straddled the worlds of folk, jazz and rock, earning an OBE and being honoured with a Life Achievement by the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards shortly before his untimely death in 2009. He was a true innovator, constantly pushing the boundaries of his music - but he hadn't been kind to his body. Drinking and drug use contributed to serious health problems that led to the amputation of part of John's leg - but even that didn't slow him down. He turned out one of his best albums in 2007, and toured regularly. There were plans for a new record - but John succumbed to pneumonia early in 2009. He leaves behind a body of work that ranges from the beautifully intimate to the majestic, created during a turbulent, troubled, but uncompromising life - all detailed in Solid Air.



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November 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Solid Air:The Life of John Martyn
Author(s): Chris Nickson
ISBN: 0-615-53485-6 / 978-0-615-53485-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liaison Music Inc.
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September 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Solid Air: The Life of John Martyn
Author(s): Chris Nickson
ISBN: 1-900924-86-2 / 978-1-900924-86-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Helter Skelter Publishing
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July 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Solid Air: The Life of John Martyn
Author(s): Chris Nickson
Publisher: Creative Content Limited
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