Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull



Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, on December 20, 1967.[1] Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.[2] The band was led by vocalist/flautist/guitarist Ian Anderson, and featured a revolving door of lineups through the years including significant members such as longtime guitarist Martin Barre, keyboardist John Evan, drummers Clive Bunker, Barriemore Barlow, and Doane Perry, and bassists Glenn Cornick, Jeffrey Hammond, and Dave Pegg.

The group first achieved commercial success in 1969, with the folk-tinged blues album Stand Up, which reached No. 1 in the UK charts, and they toured regularly in the UK and the US. Their musical style shifted in the direction of progressive rock with the albums Aqualung (1971), Thick as a Brick (1972) and A Passion Play (1973), and shifted again to hard rock mixed with folk rock with Songs from the Wood (1977) and Heavy Horses (1978). Jethro Tull have sold over 60 million albums worldwide,[3] with 11 gold and five platinum albums among them.[4] They have been described by Rolling Stone as "one of the most commercially successful and eccentric progressive rock bands".[5]

The last works as a group to contain new material were released in 2003, though the band continued to tour until 2011. In April 2014, as he was concentrating on his solo career, Anderson said that Jethro Tull were finished.[6]



Jethro Tull - The String Quartets
Jethro Tull - The String Quartets is an album by Jethro Tull, released on March 24, 2017.
Songs and Horses
Songs and Horses is a song by Jethro Tull, released on January 16, 2017.
Ring Out These Bells
Ring Out These Bells is a song by Jethro Tull, released on December 19, 2016.
Pass the Bottle
Pass the Bottle is a song by Jethro Tull, released on December 5, 2016.

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  –  March 3, 2017
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Jethro Tull guitarist talks solo tour and why 'Aqualung' isn't on the set list
  –  March 30, 2017
to make music fun. Nothing should be that serious. I don’t like formality in music at all. Jethro Tull is well known for its progressive rock albums. Do you feel that type of music is sometimes hard for people to access? I would never do anything unless ...
Review: ‘The String Quartets’ is classic(al) Jethro Tull
  –  March 28, 2017
No matter what type of music you enjoy, there's more than likely a genre of ... Unorthodox as it may be, that's exactly what Jethro Tull front man Ian Anderson did with the drop of the band's latest album, The String Quartets. Featuring the Carducci ...
Jethro Tull
  –  March 26, 2017
Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, on December 20, 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.
Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull’s New Album
  –  March 24, 2017
A new Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson tour kicks off May 26 with the Colorado ... Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.
Ian Anderson Reimagines Jethro Tull With A String Quartet
  –  March 24, 2017
Ian Anderson has recreated his music with Jethro Tull with the Carducci String Quartet but don’t call this project classical. “The thing about this is, I am not doing classical music,” Anderson tells “This is rock music done with a ...
Jethro Tull's Retakes
  –  March 23, 2017
Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson has freshened up his "Locomotive Breath ... four young musicians known for their classical interpretations of contemporary music. Longtime Tull pianist and arranger John O'Hara is also featured. Tull's old songs have been ...
Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson Coming To Orlando
  –  March 23, 2017
A new album from Anderson and England’s The Carducci String Quartet entitled “Jethro Tull – The String Quartets” will be available in March 24, 2017 via The End Records/BMG. The album is available for pre-order on Pledge Music at http ...
Ticket Tracker: Paul Simon, Tig Notaro, Jethro Tull
  –  March 23, 2017
Wanee Music Festival, with Widespread Panic ... Temptations and Four Tops, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Florida Theatre. $45-$85. Jethro Tull, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Daily’s Place. $39.50-$89.50. . Jimmy Herring and John McLaughlin, 8 p.m. Friday ...
CD: Jethro Tull - The String Quartets
  –  March 22, 2017
Jethro Tull songs often start with ersatz sixteenth-century melodies ... For classical purists, of course, the thought of Tull's music becoming even more faux baroque will be horrendous. But, actually the album finds its most authentic voice the further ...
Did the Eagles Steal “Hotel California” from Jethro Tull?
  –  March 21, 2017
Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson, who wrote “We Used to Know,” has offered up a possible reason for the resemblance. “[‘We Used to Know’] was a piece of music that we were playing around the time, I believe it was late ’71, maybe early 72 ...
MUSIC: New Jethro Tull album features string quartet
  –  March 12, 2017
WHAT do Jethro Tull and a string quartet have in common? A new album, evidently. The classic Jethro Tull repertoire has been arranged for a classical string quartet. Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson and keyboardist John O'Hara first saw the Carducci ...
Ian Anderson Explains Why ‘Jethro Tull’ Are a Living Legacy, Not a Band
  –  March 8, 2017
It’s been almost 20 years since an album of new original material was released under the Jethro Tull banner, but bandleader Ian Anderson still performs the group’s music — both live and, as on his new String Quartets LP, in the studio. So why put the ...
Ian Anderson: Is Jethro Tull Really Over
  –  March 7, 2017
Ian Anderson was recently asked by Eon Music whether Jethro Tull "is really finished," to which he replied: "Well, the band Jethro Tull is arguably 32 different members over the years, and by that definition, yes, it is finished. "Those guys who were there ...

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