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Still enjoying a lengthy if intermittent ongoing career, Jethro Tull has released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies since the band first performed at London’s famous Marquee club.
Widely recognized as the man who introduced the flute to rock music, Ian Anderson remains the crowned exponent of the popular and rock genres of flute playing. So far, no pretender to the throne has stepped forward. Ian also plays ethnic flutes and whistles together with acoustic guitar and the mandolin family of instruments, providing the acoustic textures which are an integral part of most of the Tull repertoire.
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Iconic ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Original Artwork on Display in Most Valuable Rock Art Collection Ever Assembled
The original artwork for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is considered to be the single most valuable piece of art in rock history. This iconic image, valued at an unspecified multi-million-dollar figure, will be exhibited and available for purchase at the San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE) gallery from September 15 to October 20, … Continue reading Iconic ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Original Artwork on Display in Most Valuable Rock Art Collection Ever Assembled
Jethro Tull will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with two career-spanning compilations – a comprehensive three-disc album 50 for 50 as well as 50th Anniversary Hits, a single disc overview of the band’s catalogue. Both are due out May 25th on Parlophone. 50 for 50 has been personally curated by the band’s founder, singer and flautist, … Continue reading Ian Anderson Announces Career-Spanning Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Albums
It was on the 2nd of February 1968 at the world-famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street that Jethro Tull first performed under that name. The group would go on to become one of the most successful and enduring bands of their era, selling over 60 million albums worldwide and entering the cultural collective consciousness along … Continue reading Ian Anderson Announces Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour
Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson has never been shy about his negative feelings towards the name of his band. After all, it was just one of the many names the prog-rockers used in order to get repeat club bookings during their early days; a name their agent – also a historian – came up with in … Continue reading Ian Anderson Pays Tribute to the Real Jethro Tull