Am 10. August wird Ian Anderson 75 Jahre alt.
Scottish-born Ian Anderson founded Jethro Tull in Blackpool in 1967, whose music was based on three pillars: Progressive Rock, Folk and Hard Rock. From the beginning, the multi-instrumentalist staged himself as an exalted dervish who made the flute a recognized Rock instrument. He merged with the instrument visually and acoustically. With the Prog Rock parody THICK AS A BRICK (1972), Ian Anderson curiously created one of the most important Prog works of the seventies. In 1983 he became active as a soloist, but his work always overlapped stylistically and also in terms of personnel with that of Jethro Tull, since Anderson was the band's sole composer and lyricist. The latest Tull album, THE ZEALOT GENE , was released in 2022. In the GoodTimes 1/2022 we devoted a cover story and an interview to the history of Jethro Tull and the new album. As an encore there was also an Anderson poster.
Ian Anderson will be 75 years old on August 10.