The band is set to celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. It all started for Jethro Tull in 1968 and the latest line-up will be touring the world this year. Check out dates at jethrotull.com.
A few days ago I had a chance to talk to Ian Anderson on the phone. It’s rare when I ask anybody about family members and I didn’t but Anderson did mention his son-in-law Andrew Lincoln of The Walking Dead when he answered my first question. Of course music fans know that he is not Jethro Tull, at least not in name alone, that’s the bands name and of course the inventor of the seed drill who died in 1741. I still get folks, now and then, thinking Jethro Tull is a guy. I asked him how often that happens? (Clip – 001)
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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