Jethro Tull
Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull

About Jethro Tull

English rock band Jethro Tull tried on half a dozen names and styles before frontman Ian Anderson switched from guitar to flute—a move that shaped their distinctive sound.

Rolling Stone ranked Tull’s 1971 LP, Aqualung, among its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
∙ Composed of a continuous, 43-minute track split over two sides, their fifth album, Thick As a Brick, improbably topped the US charts in 1972.
Crest of a Knave, their 1987 album, won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, beating out Metallica, Jane’s Addiction, Iggy Pop, and AC/DC in the process.
∙ The group’s original four members reunited in 2002 for the first time in almost 35 years and released their one-off gig on the DVD Living With the Past.
∙ In 2008, Anderson was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his service to music.
∙ Over the course of their half-century career, the band has earned 11 Gold and 5 Platinum albums in the US.

  • ORIGIN
    Luton, Bedfordshire, England
  • FORMED
    1967

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