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John David "Moon" Martin (born October 31, 1950) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist.[1]



Born in Altus, Oklahoma in 1950, Martin gained recognition in the 1970s as a pop artist and composer. Originally a rockabilly artist, he wrote the songs "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)", made famous by the English singer Robert Palmer, and "Cadillac Walk", made famous by the American singer Willy DeVille.[1]

Martin scored two minor hits of his own with "Rolene" (#30 Billboard Hot 100) and "No Chance" (#50), both in 1979.[2] His 1982 song, "X-Ray Vision" was an MTV hit music video.

He was given the nickname "Moon" because many of his songs had the word "moon" in the lyrics.[1]


Studio albumsEdit

  • Shots from a Cold Nightmare (1978, Capitol Records)
  • Escape from Domination (1979, Capitol) - #80, Billboard 200
  • Street Fever (1980, Capitol) - #138, Billboard 200
  • Mystery Ticket (1982, Capitol) - #205, Billboard 200
  • Mixed Emotions (1985, Capitol France)
  • Dreams on File (1992, Fnac France)
  • Cement Monkey (1993, CORE)
  • Lunar Samples (1995, CORE)
  • Louisiana Juke-Box (1999, Sonodisc France-Eagle UK)

Live albumsEdit

  • Bad News Live (1993, Fnac France)

Compilation albumsEdit

  • The Very Best Of (1999, EMI Sweden, 1978-1982)
  • Shots from a Cold Nightmare + Escape from Domination (1995, EMI Special Markets, Demon Records)


  1. ^ a b c Prato, Greg "Moon Martin Biography", Allmusic. Retrieved November 23, 2013
  2. ^ "Billboard Albums/Singles", Allmusic. Retrieved November 23, 2013

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