1971 album Aqualung and photo Ian Anderson and Martin Barre, Jethro Tull in concert, Chicago 1973. author: http://flickr.com/photos/more19562003
Jan Warren… Always LOVED Jethro Tull, brilliant, genius mix of folk/rock!! I was in love with this crazy, wild, long-haired beardy gorgeous guy …….. and his amazing music!!!
Dennis Torrance… One of my fav bands thick as a brick loved all their music life a long song going up the pool teacher etc
Alan Esdaile… One of my favourite tracks is Locomotive Breath
Paul Morfey… Saw Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull only a few weeks ago at the New Day festival + lots more!!
Jan Warren… Aqualung such a brilliant album!! Yes, I always love him, his amazing music and his gorgeous “warm” voice and stage presence!! 🙂
Tony Davis… Seen Jethro Tull on many occasions over the years. Their album Stand Up would always feature in my top 10 and it was probably that album and their single Living In The Past that started me exploring progressive music. Ian Anderson has also released some great solo albums and it is a shame that Tull now no longer exists because of reported disputes between Anderson and guitarist Martin Barre. It is also a shame that Ian Anderson seems to be having vocal problems these days because on stage a lot of the vocals are now handled by a young vocalist whose name currently escapes me. Having said all that I still often play all the old Tull albums and enjoy them thoroughly.
Dave Nattress… Aqualung – one of my very great favourites. Got the vinyl from way back in the day, CD and 2 x CD and 2 x DVD box set re-released just a few months back, which (I believe), was issued as a box-set release a few years back. I recall also the singles and TOTP appearances so long ago. “The Witches Promise” and “Sweet Dreams” – Ian’s visual appearance was way out there back then!! All in all, very progressive stuff – used to shock my dear old dad when TOTP came on.
Doug Prentice… I first saw them in what must have been the summer of 68, before the release of This Was, in a tiny sweaty club called La Bamba in Falkirk. These were the days when you could talk to the band at the bar during the break. Good blokes. Ian Anderson used to have a fag during the set and would throw a few cigarettes out to members of the audience. How times change! Great band, fantastic set. Ian Anderson was my sartorial guide for the next year or so but I drew the line when tights and codpieces appeared. For that brief period there was seemed to be great connection between Ian Anderson and Mick Abrahams. Much as I love Stand Up, This Was will always be near the top of my favourites.