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Massive upgrade

I decided to upgrade this site to the latest version of Drupal (6.6). This went rather well, as far as I can tell. During the operation though I had to rewrite all custom code, rebuild most database queries and upgrade the template manually.

In the future I will try to add some new functionality but the main goal at this point was to present you all the stuff you are familiar with in the usual form.

Two new cover stories

The winning of the Lifetime Achievement Award led to two elaborate cover stories in music magazines. First of all, Acoustic had an exclusive interview with the big man. It was held between sessions for Willing To Work and Spencer Cozens and Alan Thomson also get to speak a few words. It was published in the June/ July issue; several of the photographs look familiar...

Lifetime Achievement Award..

The BBC have announced that John will receive the Radio 2 Lifetime Achievement Award. This will happen during the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2008 Show, on Monday 4 February 2008. John is expected to perform on the occasion. Martin Simpson will also be present as he is nominated in five categories.

Season's Greetings

cover2007 has been a difficult year for many of us and Big John in particular. Nevertheless we say the release of several interesting albums and DVDs. And John Neil Munro's biography Some People Are Crazy proves a well written and researched piece of work.

Let's hope that we can enjoy much more of John's music in 2008, either live or on record.

Rest of Irish Gigs Cancelled..

The following statement has been published on the John Martyn website:

"Regrettably John has been forced to cancel the remaining dates of his Irish Tour due to ill health. If you have a ticket for one of the cancelled gigs please contact the venue. Please accept our sincere apologies. We hope you will join us in wishing John a speedy recovery."


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