The band started in 1968 and there have been many members come and go. In the end, Ian Anderson, the singer and leader of the band is still at the helm. The group is touring the world this year to celebrate their anniversary but Anderson says he knows the fans are eager for the shows and everyone has their own favorites, to him the set list is not directly about pleasing the audience. (Clip 004)
We will have more from our interview with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull next Tuesday. The band is celebrating their 50th anniversary with a world-wide tour. There will also be North America dates starting in May and winding down in September. Go to JethroTull.com – by John Beaudin
John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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