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A Long Song Indeed

A friend dropped by the other day and was reflecting on his first gig – Jethro Tull at the Apollo Glasgow nearly 40 years ago (!)

It reminded me of the following clip of Ian Anderson I’d seen recently.


Apologies if I’ve posted this one before….


Seventies Cheese – Jethro Tull

In the late seventies in the midst of punk and new wave, Tull became the antithesis of style and the zeitgeist. Johnny Rotten used to have rants about them “that twat who stands on one leg playing the flute” “Why are Jethro Tull still around?” etc.

They were public enemy number one of whoever was having their fifteen minutes of fame that week.

I loved them.

Footnote: Unlike the Sex Pistols who managed one (disastrous) American tour and one album, Ian Anderson and Tull have consistently toured and recorded over 40 years.

Apart from a brief appearance at T in the Park last year Johnny Rotten’s main claim to fame these days is appearing on tedious celebrity TV programmes and being the face of Country Life butter.

Jethro Tull

A special piece of educational material here for my friend and correspondent Helpless Dancer.

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