I just heard the news. A real character and a peerless musician and writer. What a loss.
Here's his last interview, at Word Magazine.
I saw him with Paul Kossoff in Leeds in 1975, when I was a real Kossoff fan and could care less about John Martyn. I was a kid then.
The stories I heard about that gig since! And they're not even the weirdest tales in the Martyn biography. He was legendary.