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Jock and Roll

Director: 
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).

Credits: 
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...

JOHN MARTYN
on tour with guests
BUMBLE & THE BEEZ

NEW ALBUM
GLORIOUS FOOL

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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A Fool's Time For Glory?

Steve Sutherland
Melody Maker

Steve Sutherland slips on his rose-tinted glasses and pops along to hero-worship JOHN MARTYN. Half-tones: Janette Beckman.

YOU'LL have read, no doubt, from time to time, the type of image-boosting tripe we hacks dish out in a bid to force some fab new fad on the world's affection just to gloat in reflected hip glory. You've probably even taken the bait occasionally, enticed by the fashion, reputation and one-upmanship of novelty.

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