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Jethro Tull are a British rock band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire, in 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band later developed its sound to incorporate elements of hard and folk rock to forge a progressive rock signature. The band is led by vocalist/flautist/guitarist Ian Anderson, and has featured a revolving door of lineups through the years including significant members such as guitarists Mick Abrahams and Martin Barre, keyboardist John Evan, drummers Clive Bunker, Barriemore Barlow, and Doane Perry, and bassists Glenn Cornick, Jeffrey Hammond, John Glascock, and Dave Pegg.

The group first achieved commercial success in 1969, with the folk-tinged blues album Stand Up, which reached No. 1 in the UK, and they toured regularly in the UK and the US. Their musical style shifted in the direction of progressive rock with the albums Aqualung (1971), Thick as a Brick (1972) and A Passion Play (1973), and shifted again to hard rock mixed with folk rock with Songs from the Wood (1977) and Heavy Horses (1978). Jethro Tull have sold an estimated 60 million albums worldwide, with 11 gold and five platinum albums among them. They have been described by Rolling Stone as "one of the most commercially successful and eccentric progressive rock bands".

The last works as a group to contain new material were released in 2003, though the band continued to tour until 2011. Anderson said Jethro Tull were finished in 2014; however, in September 2017 Anderson announced plans for a tour to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the band's first album This Was, and then record a new studio album in 2018. The current band line-up includes musicians who have been members of Anderson's solo band since 2012. The band began a world tour on March 1, 2018.

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Discography

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Songs From the Wooden Grammophone Jethro Tull 2
Supercharged Through L.A. Jethro Tull 1
The Acoustic Radio Sessions Jethro Tull 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Love Story / A Christmas Song Jethro Tull 1
1969 Living in the Past / Driving Song Jethro Tull 1
1969 Sweet Dream Jethro Tull 1
1970 The Witch's Promise / Teacher Jethro Tull 1
1974 Bungle in the Jungle Jethro Tull 1
1989 Another Christmas Song Jethro Tull 1
1991 Rocks on the Road Jethro Tull 2
1993 Living in the (Slightly More Recent) Past Jethro Tull 1
1999 Bends Like a Willow Jethro Tull 1
1999 Dot Com Jethro Tull 1
2000 A Gift of Roses Jethro Tull 1
2000 Bends Like a Willow Jethro Tull 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 Life Is a Long Song Jethro Tull 1
1976 Ring Out, Solstice Bells Jethro Tull 1
1992 Rocks on the Road Jethro Tull 1
2004 Ring Out Solstice Bells Ian Anderson & Jethro Tull 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Rocks on the Road Jethro Tull 1

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 1995-10-03: Curious Riff: Stockholm, Sweden Jethro Tull 1

Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Living in the Past (dub) Jethro Tull 1

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