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Jethro Tull- Stand Up 50th Anniversary- Ian Anderson

"Well the biggest difference was that I was going to have to write all the songs this time," quips Ian Anderson in a bit of understatement when I asked, in this classic rock interview, about the departure of Jethro Tull co-founder Mick Abrahams between their 1968 debut, This Was , and the much more successful Stand Up  the following year.

Jethro Tull- Crest of a Knave- Ian Anderson

Beginning in 1979 and continuing all the way until 1987 with Crest of a Knave,  Jethro Tull's fate and fortunes would be quite unlike their first decade of success when the  unique amalgam of blues rock, Scottish Highlands folk, and hard rock, led by Ian Anderson and exemplified by Aqualung  and the worldwide #1-seller Thick As a Brick,  packed arenas.

Jethro Tull- Benefit 50th Anniversary- Ian Anderson

They were the changes  in musical direction and key personnel made on Jethro Tull's critical preceding third album, "Benefit",   in April 1970, that provided the oxygen in "Aqualung" 's tank a year later.
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20 Rock Hall Snubs

"20 Rock Hall Snubs" are twenty well-qualified and beloved bands and recording artists who we believe are all equally deserving of consideration for induction into the Hall of Fame, but who to date have been denied...
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Rock Hall Snubs: Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull Hall of Fame? Years eligible: 27. Nominations: NONE

Jethro Tull- War Child- Ian Anderson

In the years 1969-74 and "War Child", there was no band in the world more exciting, more unconventional, and more successful than Jethro Tull.

In the Studio #2: Jethro Tull “Aqualung”- Ian Anderson 7-4-88

In the Studio #2 was broadcast the week of July 4, 1988 and featured my interview with Ian Anderson about the 1971 album "Aqualung".
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Jethro Tull- 50th Anniversary pt 2- Ian Anderson

Selecting the fifty Jethro Tull songs over the twenty-one studio offerings for this "50 for 50"   massive undertaking proved a challenge for Ian Anderson to curate,

Jethro Tull “Locomotive Breath”- Zurich dressing room 1989

Jethro Tull's singer/ songwriter/ flautist Ian Anderson ( left ) returns here In the Studio next week for the band's big fiftieth anniversary, so this should prime the pump with another angle on all of that material. Here's another of the rare…

Redbeard Rocks the Solar Eclipse! Soundtrack

Redbeard rocks the solar eclipse with this custom playlist!