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Jethro Tull launched his first blues-oriented album under the title "This Was", in late 1968 in the UK, before moving on to the more eclectic and homegrown efforts in 1969 with his second record "Stand Up" and a series of single releases, highlighting the song "Living In The Past". "Benefit", "Aqualung" and "Thick As Brick" were the following albums and the success of the band increased worldwide. The band endured some changes, but the charismatic leader and song-writer, flutist and singer Ian Anderson continued to lead the group with its various musical incarnations.
Widely recognized as the man who introduced the flute into rock music, Ian Anderson remains the greatest exponent of the popular and rock genres of the flute.
Jethro Tull, in the mid-seventies, is one of the most successful live bands on the world stage, rivaling Zeppelin, Elton John and even the Rolling Stones.
Since then, Jethro Tull has sold approximately 60 million albums all over the world, among which 11 gold records and 5 platinum records, becoming as well one of the world's best-selling rock bands.
The band has been expanding its repertoire with new musical influences and with the participation of new members and recognitions to its long career including the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire awarded by Queen Elisabeth II to Ian Anderson.
After over 3,000 concerts in 40 countries over five decades, Tull regularly performs more than 100 concerts each year and continues to celebrate JethroTull's 50 years with various dates in the United States and other parts of the world.
Line up for 2019 is:
- Ian Anderson, flute, voice, acoustic guitar.
- Florian Ophale, guitar
- Scott Hammond, drums
- John O'Hara, piano, synthesizers, accordion and voice
- David Goodier, bass and voice.