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Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: Selwyn Knight It’s not entirely obvious now exactly when Jethro Tull was formed. A group of Blackpool musicians, including Ian Anderson, Jeffrey Hammond and John Evan, was playing locally in the mid-1960s. They subsequently moved to London, where they never got repeat bookings so went through several name changes; eventually, their agent named them Jethro Tull after the 18thcentury ...

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Jethro Tull The Rock Opera – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Ian Anderson Video Creator: James Anderson Reviewer: Helen Jones   Ian Anderson has long been known as the sprite-like figure who is the voice, flautist and writer behind the prog-rock band Jethro Tull. The band was formed in the 60s and finally named Jethro Tull by their agent in 1968. Anderson confesses that at the time he hadn’t even ...

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Jethro Tull The Rock Opera – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Music, Lyrics and Book: Ian Anderson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Say the name ‘Jethro Tull’ to people and you are likely to elicit one of three responses depending on their age and interests – a blank look; if of a historical bent: ‘Oh, yes, the famous 18th Century agriculturist and inventor of the seed drill’; or, if someone of a certain ...

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