Today John would have turned 70.
So here's a happy birthday to the man that makes Heaven a less boring place.
For the fifth time in succession, the John Martyn Summer Gathering is to be held in Yorkshire. This is a non-profit event that stretches out over the entire weekend of the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June. Various performing artists have been contracted but one can also expect guitar enthousiasts having workshops (so you can finally work out those tunings). Several people visiting actually knew John so it will prove to be both interesting and amusing.
Today John would have reached the age of 69. This calls for a small ceremony.
Last week I managed to find a new promo item for two Sunshine's Better remixes. Two white labels, with no description on it. And a pitch-black cover.
Let's hope for John that the sun shines better on the other side..
Michael Eavis is famous for having founded the Glastonbury festival. He is 75 years of age now but still active in organising the event. When asked about his memories in June 2011 he comes up with a surprising favourite act. We quote from the website This Is Somerset:
The 2016 edition of the John Martyn Gathering in Yorkshire will take place on the 24th, 25th and 26th of June. Location is the famous Green Dragon. The organizers promise three days and nights of John Martyn related activities. The program features some fantastic artists, special guests, and also an open mic stage and guitar workshops.
Weekend tickets cost 30 pounds. Which is 'cheaper than Glastonbury, and you're guaranteed to see everything.' This event is on a much smaller scale, of course.
Rooms can be booked directly at The Green Dragon (details below) and there's also a camping available.
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