Site History 2013

  • December 31 2013 Comment spam counter stops at 66.000, most of them in last three months of this year. Idiots.
  • December 30 2013 Stepen Gough provides additional info University of Surrey gig at Guildford, 16 May 1975.
  • December 22 2013 Date module update 2.7.
  • December 19 2013 More gig details 30 Jan 2007, The Sage, Gateshead.
  • December 13 2013 The Brains Trust added to 18 Nov 1977 Guildford gigdate.
  • December 12 2013 CCK module upgrade 3.0-alpha3.
  • November 30 2013 Colorbox module version 2.5.
  • November 29 2013 Jim McKnight produces newspaper review of 23 May 1990 Reading Hexagon concert.
  • November 25 2013 Migrated to new servers. Which went terribly wrong..
  • November 21 2013 Engine upgrade Drupal 7.24.
  • November 18 2013 Colorbox plugin 1.4.33.
  • November 17 2013 James LeClair pinpoints Denver Coliseum venue (29 Jan 1973) and remembers the concert.
  • November 13 2013 Phil Shackleton provides nice background info on Scotia Bar memorial plaques (photo gallery).
  • November 10 2013 Mollom module version 2.8. Useful with counter on 45.000 spam attempts.
  • November 06 2013 Backup & Migrate module version 2.8.
  • November 05 2013 Entity Cache module version 1.2.
  • October 30 2013 Thank you Cat Dowling for pointing out two new gigdates at the 1998 Liss Ard Event.
  • October 27 2013 Sean Wilkie gives correct sax player (Andy Sheppard) for 6 Aug 1995 Swansea concert.
  • October 24 2013 Managed to reconstruct new Sicily gigdate: 12 Sep 1987. Tanti belli cosi Angelo Firrito.
  • October 22 2013 Nailed the php notice problem. After 10 months.
  • October 20 2013 Trying to get rid of some very persistent php notices.
  • October 11 2013 Quotes module update.
  • October 10 2013 Pete Howe was at the Essex Uni gig autumn 1978. It was not long before 22 October.
  • October 05 2013 Alan Hallett provides ticket of 25 Jan 2007 Birmingham show.
  • October 04 2013 Passed 25.000 spam attacks and 1.100 day record. Sick.
  • October 01 2013 Field Formatter Class 1.1, CCK and Quotes upgraded.
  • September 30 2013 Better navigation by enhanced Publications menu item.
  • September 22 2013 And now the counter reaches 15.000 comment spam attacks.
  • September 17 2013 All time record of 700 comment spam attacks in one day. What is going on?
  • September 13 2013 Survived 10.000 comment spam attacks. Thank you Mollom.
  • September 11 2013 Happy John Martyn Day. John would have turned 65.
  • September 09 2013 Sweet Little Mystery | The Essential John Martyn. Soft sampler.
  • September 03 2013 Engine upgrade Drupal 7.23.
  • August 18 2013 Interesting comment by Chas Keep, author of the Cooltide tour program. There's the music industry for you..
  • August 10 2013 Mike Maguire reports John was part of 4th Lisdoonvarna Festival, Ireland, 12 Jul 1981.
  • August 05 2013 Details of Antenne 2 French tv recording aired 28 Jan 1979.
  • August 03 2013 Amazing new gigdate: 27 Jan 1979, Paris, Théatre de l'Empire.
  • August 02 2013 Flippy pager module version 1.2.
  • August 01 2013 Quotes module update and CSS problem solved by turning it off.
  • July 29 2013 Very nice concert review of 30 Jul 1977 Battersea concert published in Déjà Vu.
  • July 21 2013 Some reshuffling of October 1981 tickets and an extra stub for 23 Oct 1981.
  • July 20 2013 Mike Maguire produces ticket stub for Limerick, Savoy Theatre, 28 May 1981. Nice.
  • July 16 2013 Don Reeves remembers a new gig, probably April 1981, Beacon Arms Hotel, Ottawa.
  • July 15 2013 15 May 1972 concert at Hanging Lamp, Richmond got recorded. And will be included in The Island Years.
  • July 04 2013 John Neil Munro revised biography Some People Are Crazy got necessary update.
  • July 03 2013 Mike Maguire produces new gig reference: March or April 1980, Limerick, Glentworth Folk Club.
  • July 02 2013 Record Collector review of BBC Live In Concert double CD.
  • July 01 2013 Mollom module version 2.7.
  • June 25 2013 New gigdate 07 Sep 1985, Limerick, Savoy Theatre. Thank you Mike Maguire.
  • June 24 2013 Added review of Battle Of Medway from Record Collector.
  • June 23 2013 Flippy pager module version 1.1.
  • June 22 2013 Reference to new bootleg audience tape of 26 Oct 1972 show at Sundown Theatre, Mile End.
  • June 10 2013 John Neil Munro book page (first edition) got solid update.
  • June 09 2013 New gigdate 17 Jul 1984, Limerick, Savoy Theatre. Thanx Mike Maguire.
  • June 08 2013 Liss Ard Event of August 1999: Wildflower Meadow.
  • June 07 2013 Peter John produces ticket of 06 Aug 2005 Wexford concert.
  • June 06 2013 Word magazine review of One World... One John DVD. Not uncritical. Thank you Phill Savidge.
  • June 05 2013 Maurice Shannon produces ticket stub of Glasgow, 23 Feb 2001. And a memory.
  • June 04 2013 David Wraith produces very old ticket stub: Newcastle, 6 Dec 1972.
  • June 03 2013 Twitter module version 5.8.
  • June 02 2013 Livin' Alone (Well Kept Secret) guitar solo mystery solved by Allan Harvey. It was Allan Thomson.
  • June 01 2013 Ticket 2 Dec 1984 Glasgow concert provided by Maurice Shannon.
  • May 31 2013 New gigdate: 13 Mar 1978, North London Polytechnic, Rock Against Racism.
  • May 30 2013 Found one week end of Jan 1974 at Troubadour, Los Angeles.
  • May 29 2013 Record Collector gave Remembering John Martyn four stars. For some reason.
  • May 28 2013 Ticket stub 14 Mar 1980, Winter Gardens, Bournemouth. Thanx Stuart Holmes.
  • May 27 2013 Two new concert dates: 21 and 23 July 1986, in a series with Danny Thompson.
  • May 26 2013 Some more tour details May 1981 gigs (21-24 May).
  • May 25 2013 No Little Boy sitting promo picture added to gallery.
  • May 24 2013 New gigdate thanks to Jim McKnight. 10 Sep 1989, Glasgow Green, supporting Wet Wet Wet.
  • May 23 2013 Correct number for 12th National Jazz Blues & Rock Festival, Reading August 1973.
  • May 22 2013 Dug up a review of Sapphire from Sounds of 17 Nov 1984.
  • May 21 2013 Extra correct ticket price for 2 Oct 1982 Six Of The Best concert.
  • May 20 2013 Poster for 22 May 1981 Brighton Dome.
  • May 19 2013 One World... One John also favourably reviewed by Paddy Kehoe on RTÉ Ten website.
  • May 18 2013 Record Collector review of One World... One John.
  • May 17 2013 Two pictures of Causeway Coast Music Festival 1979 taken by Maurice Shannon.
  • May 16 2013 Backup Migrate upgrade 2.7.
  • May 15 2013 Better cover for second edition of Hamish Imlach book.
  • May 14 2013 Massive upgrade for Hamish Imlach's Cod Liver Oil page. Found new anecdote.
  • May 13 2013 Correct name for Coronation Buildings in The Talented Mr. Martyn Story (Classic Rock, 2000).
  • May 12 2013 Thanx Maurice Shannon for new festival gigdate: 30 Jun 1979, Portrush, Northern Ireland (Causeway Coast Music Festival).
  • May 11 2013 Ticket 8 March 1982 Belfast concert provided by Maurice Shannon.
  • May 10 2013 Finished Remembering John Martyn sleevenotes including all typos.
  • May 09 2013 Making progress with Remembering John Martyn sleevenotes.
  • May 08 2013 Maurice Shannon remembers 8 March 1982 Belfast concert.
  • May 07 2013 1982 Scottish concert poster spotted by Maurice Shannon.
  • May 06 2013 Italian Lonely Love promo single got update about embossment.
  • May 05 2013 Made a start with Remembering John Martyn sleevenotes.
  • May 04 2013 Small stuff in Johnny Done Badly story.
  • May 03 2013 Added Secret release of Remembering John Martyn.
  • May 02 2013 Added Island 2 for 1 release of London Conversation and The Thumbler.
  • May 01 2013 Musicians credited on Well Kept Secret.
  • April 30 2013 Boxed Set tv session of 1998 apparantly had an extra song (outtake).
  • April 29 2013 Few typos on The Worst Of page.
  • April 28 2013 Send Me One Line 7" single got label picture.
  • April 27 2013 Small stuff and German typo on Live At Leeds page.
  • April 26 2013 Twitter module version 5.7.
  • April 25 2013 Corrected typo in On Air page.
  • April 24 2013 Deny This Love 7" single got label picture.
  • April 23 2013 Added 1978 student magazine article University of Wollongong (Tertangala).
  • April 22 2013 Reference found to Hamish Imlach benefit, organised by John between April and July 1977 in Half Moon, Putney.
  • April 21 2013 Unearthed Australian gigdate: 25 Jul 1978, University of Wollongong.
  • April 20 2013 Footnote on One World page: John told a reporter he had 16 tracks in consideration for the album.
  • April 19 2013 Mollom upgrade 2.6.
  • April 18 2013 Deny This Love single had two catalogue numbers: Perm 1 on sleeve and PERM S12 on label.
  • April 17 2013 More details of Marquee gigs 07 and 08 Sep 1977.
  • April 16 2013 Paul Moody piece Album By Album from Uncut #114, 01 Nov 2006. Missed that one..
  • April 15 2013 Lawrence Williams produces furry new gigdate: 29 Jun 1996, Watford. With memories.
  • April 14 2013 Ticket stub for London, Shepherd's Bush Empire, 10 May 2006.
  • April 13 2013 Foundations tour promo photo added to gallery.
  • April 12 2013 Gig details for Crucible Theatre Sheffield, 10 Jun 1990.
  • April 11 2013 Backup Migrate upgrade 2.5.
  • April 10 2013 Colorbox plugin upgrade 1.4.11.
  • April 09 2013 Views upgrade version 3.7.
  • April 08 2013 Colorbox module upgrade 2.4.
  • April 07 2013 Added Anton Corbijn promo picture used in US Island Foundations press kit.
  • April 06 2013 Mollom upgrade 2.5. Very necessary..
  • April 05 2013 Engine upgrade Drupal 7.22.
  • April 04 2013 Chaos Tools upgrade 1.3.
  • April 03 2013 Finished layout for Foundations US Island press kit.
  • April 02 2013 Made a start with the Foundations US Island press kit.
  • April 01 2013 Dug up new Italian piece from Buscadero #59 of 1 May 1986.
  • March 31 2013 1991 Promo photo added to gallery from Cooltide tour program.
  • March 30 2013 Added and reconstructed the Cooltide tour program. Cool...
  • March 29 2013 James MacPherson's comment in 2001 guestbook got further clarification. His final Taggart episode was called Death Trap.
  • March 28 2013 Gig details added Leeds University, Saturday 26 Nov 1975.
  • March 27 2013 Ticket stub and gig details for Leeds, Irish Centre, 30 Sep 1987. Credits for John Hillarby.
  • March 26 2013 New gigdate: Imperial College, London, Sat 1 Mar 1975.
  • March 25 2013 New gigdate: Dunelm House, Durham University, Sat 5 May 1973.
  • March 24 2013 Press pass for London Dominion, 24 May 1981.
  • March 23 2013 Ticket stub for Newcastle, City Hall, 23 Sep 1987.
  • March 22 2013 Ticket stub for Edinburgh, Queen's Hall, 19 Sep 1987.
  • March 21 2013 Views upgrade version 3.6.
  • March 20 2013 More sophisticated Twitter integration.
  • March 19 2013 New gigdate and ticket stub: 23 Oct 1986, Dunelm House, Durham. Thank you Gaye Jamieson.
  • March 18 2013 Ticket stub for Usher Hall benefit, Edinburgh 9 Dec 1984.
  • March 17 2013 Twitter feed stopped working..
  • March 16 2013 Bob Cunningham digs up ticket stub of Leap comeback gig, 08 Nov 2003.
  • March 15 2013 Ticket and gig details of Cork, 15 Nov 1999. Thank you Willy Milne.
  • March 14 2013 Supporting act and famous promoter added to 10 Apr 1986 Milano concert.
  • March 13 2013 Ticket and gig details St Albans, 23 Nov 2008. Thanx again Bob Cunningham.
  • March 12 2013 Ticket and gig details for Glasgow, 17 Nov 2008. Thanx Bob Cunningham.
  • March 11 2013 Bob Cunningham provides extra ticket for Edinburgh, 29 Sep 1975.
  • March 10 2013 Libraries API upgrade 2.1.
  • March 09 2013 Signed ticket stub for final gig: Dublin Vicar Street, 25 Nov 2008.
  • March 08 2013 New gigdate: Bristol Bierkeller, 29 Mar 1989.
  • March 07 2013 Engine upgrade Drupal 7.21.
  • March 06 2013 Small layout tweak Read more link.
  • March 05 2013 Ticket stub for Fareham, Ferneham Hall 06 Jun 1990.
  • March 04 2013 Ticket stub and advert for London Astoria, 02 Jun 1996.
  • March 03 2013 And advert for London Royal Festival Hall gig of Friday 13 Sep 1996.
  • March 02 2013 Some extra gig details for February 1986 tour.
  • March 01 2013 Survived two serious spam attacks.
  • February 28 2013 Small tweaks in picture gallery.
  • February 27 2013 Cookie notice. Idiots.
  • February 26 2013 Picture gallery modified; better viewport integration.
  • February 25 2013 Token module upgrade 1.5.
  • February 24 2013 Ticket stub Worcester, Huntingdon Hall, 14 Jun 2001 thank you Tim Deeks again.
  • February 23 2013 Ticket stub Worcester, Huntingdon Hall, 14 Jun 2000 thanx Tim Deeks.
  • February 22 2013 Engine upgrade Drupal 7.20.
  • February 21 2013 Upgrade Field Formatter Class module 1.1.
  • February 20 2013 Ticket stub Bristol Bierkeller, 01 Apr 1998 provided by Tim Deeks.
  • February 19 2013 Ticket stub and gig details Cheltenham Town Hall, 25 Apr 1997, thanks to Tim Deeks.
  • February 18 2013 Piece By Piece page got update.
  • February 17 2013 Ticket stub and gig details for Bristol Bierkeller, 18 Dec 1994 provided by Tim Deeks.
  • February 16 2013 Stub added of Cheltenham Town Hall concert 29 May 1994 from Tim Deeks.
  • February 15 2013 Added nice short story from Guitar 01 July 1974.
  • February 14 2013 Concert Cheltenham Town Hall 20 Feb 1986 revisited with ticket from Tim Deeks.
  • February 14 2013 Cheltenham Town Hall concert of 08 Oct 1987 revisited with ticket from Tim Deeks.
  • February 13 2013 Karen Hudspith shares memory of Leicester De Montfort show of 05 Nov 1979. Through Twitter..
  • February 12 2013 Ticket stub and gig details for Cheltenham Town Hall, 01 May 1983. Thanx Tim Deeks.
  • February 12 2013 Ticket stub and gig details for Bristol Colston Hall, 27 Nov 1984. Thanx Tim Deeks.
  • February 11 2013 Aylesbury Friars gig of 31 Oct 1981 revisited.
  • February 10 2013 Ticket stub and gig details for Birmingham Odeon, 06 Nov 1981. Thanx Tim Deeks.
  • February 09 2013 Ticket stub and gig details for Oxford Apollo, 10 Oct 1982. Thanx Tim Deeks.
  • February 08 2013 Contact form bug solved, thanx Tim Deeks for reporting.
  • February 07 2013 Upgrade References module 2.1.
  • February 06 2013 Bless The Weather page got update.
  • February 05 2013 Colorbox module upgrade 2.3.
  • February 04 2013 Israelian label for Piece By Piece.
  • February 03 2013 The Tumbler page updated again. Source of the mono quote is Al Stewart.
  • February 02 2013 The Tumbler page revisited. Interesting observation about stereo recording..
  • February 01 2013 London Conversation page revisited.
  • January 31 2013 Totally overhauled and integrated guestbook ready for use.
  • January 30 2013 Phase 2 of guestbook reconstruction completed. One to go..
  • January 29 2013 Four year since Big John died. A lot of people miss him..
  • January 28 2013 Henry Pond provides details of surviving audio recording of John's very first tv performance on OGWT.
  • January 27 2013 Dug up gig details of Nottingham Liquorice benefit of 29 Oct 1976. And a stub.
  • January 26 2013 Phase 1 of guestbook reconstruction completed.
  • January 25 2013 Making good progress on the guestbook.
  • January 24 2013 Colorbox module upgrade 2.2. Mollom upgrade 2.4.
  • January 23 2013 Small layout tweaks to improve smartphone presentation.
  • January 22 2013 Mountain tour archive produces two new old 1973 gigdates: Charleston Civic Center (07 Dec) and Plattsburgh Gym (09 Dec).
  • January 21 2013 Andy Kilbourne memory added to giglist, 22 Apr 1983, Mansfield Leisure Centre.
  • January 20 2013 Started working on the guestbook.
  • January 19 2013 Engine upgrade to Drupal 7.19.
  • January 18 2013 Final D6 upgrade to 6.28.
  • January 17 2013 Colorbox module upgrade 6-1.4. Two 1993 black and white pictures added to gallery.
  • January 16 2013 Ticket stub Sheffield University, 17 Nov 1979.
  • January 15 2013 New tourdate: Wednesday 7 Sep 1977, London Marquee Club.
  • January 14 2013 Coding and tweaking..
  • January 13 2013 Stephen (Melbourne) memory added to one song Mean Fiddler gig of 13 Sep 1987.
  • January 12 2013 Found two new gigdates in old Billboard: 10 and 11 Dec 1973 (New York Hofstra University and Christian College, Wilson).
  • January 11 2013 Ticket for Manchester Uni, 06 Dec 1978.
  • January 10 2013 Making progress rebuilding the website in the background.
  • January 09 2013 More info on April 1973 Los Angeles Troubadour gigs: John was supporting act to Incredible String Band.
  • January 08 2013 Dave Peatey memory of 26 May 1973 Soundscene festival added to giglist.
  • January 07 2013 Ticket stub for Edinburgh Leith Theatre, 29 Sep 1975.
  • January 06 2013 Extra ticket stub for Edinburgh Leith Theatre gig of 19 Jan 1975.
  • January 05 2013 Preparing for a major and nasty upgrade..
  • January 04 2013 New gigdate: Friday 28 Jun 1975 1974, Caley Picture House, Edinburgh. With stub.
  • January 03 2013 And another new gigdate reported in guestbook: Bristol Bierkeller, 18 Dec 1994.
  • January 02 2013 New gigdate reported in guestbook: Cheltenham Town Hall, 18 Apr 1989.
  • January 01 2013 A Happy and Prosperous New Year! Cleaned up the log.