I have regailed you with the story of when I had to escort John Martyn from the local hostelry where I used to work many moons ago now.
When not touring John Martyn could frequently be seen around the many local pubs in Lanark, sometimes sober and well put out at other times less so. I never however saw him anything less than pleasant and good humoured and certainly there were no rock star affectations about him, in fact most people who came into contact with him in the pubs had no idea that they were in the company of one of the best songwriters and guitar players of their era.
It always used to sadden me that Martyn never got the recognition he deserved but from what I saw of him, which granted wasn’t that much it didn’t look as if he was all that bothered himself.
Here is my second favourite track from my favourite album of his, One World, which always makes an appearance on my stereo as the nights start drawing in .
John Martyn – Couldn’t Love You More