Open Window: the John Martyn Songbook

International Music Publications

"Published by Intersong Music Limited. Order reference 7688. Distributed by International Music Publications."
The 32 page booklet contains 13 songs, a biography by Steve Sutherland and several pictures from the Well Kept Secret period.
The biography is almost identical to the Well Kept Secret tour program by the same author; only the last paragraphs differ.

A Home Base For John Martyn, The Wandering Minstrel

Jack Webster
Glasgow Herald

If the publicity machine has not yet made him a Rod Stewart or a Gerry Rafferty, then a loyal following around the world has certainly made a cult figure of John Martyn.

John who? It is still a fair question in his own native city of Glasgow, where the former Shawlands Academy boy is perhaps less of a name than he is in London, Vienna or New York.

Jock and Roll

Ken MacGregor
BBC Scotland
6 Dec 1981

B.A. Robertson examines the Scottish contribution to rock & roll in this one hour documentary. John jokes for a minute after playing Couldn't Love You More (1:10) in recording studio The Town House (Goldhawk Road).

Producer: James Hunter
Director: Ken MacGregor

Johnny Done Badly

Chris Salewicz
New Musical Express

Over a wee dram o'champagne, John Martyn meditates on life, loyalty, loneliness and love's labours lost.
Sympathetic ears: Chris Salewicz
Eyes: Jean-Bernard Sohiez

Glorious Fool advert

10 Oct 1981
New Musical Express

This advert was printed on page 33 of the New Musical Express, 10 October 1981. It contains 14 tour dates.
The same issue of the magazine featured an interview with Chris Salewicz, Johnny Done Badly. And a review...

on tour with guests


One of this year's (any year's) finest.
Melody Maker

One of the most genuinely passionate records of the year.
Record Mirror

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