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John Martyn Documentary – Johnny Too Bad

BBC FOUR pays tribute to musical maverick John Martyn, who died at the age of 60 on 29th January 2009, with an intimate documentary portrait originally transmitted in 1994. This honest and often blackly hilarious film shows Martyn at home in Ireland, during the lead-up to and aftermath of an operation to have one of his legs amputated below the knee.

Contributors include sometime collaborator and buddy Phil Collins, Ralph McTell, Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, fellow hellraiser bassist Danny Thompson, John’s ex-wife Beverley Martyn and younger generation fan Beth Orton.

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