Jethro Tull

A History of the Band, 1968–2001

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About the Book

Originally formed by singer-songwriter Ian Anderson in psychedelic 1968, the band Jethro Tull has been recording its own kind of rock and roll and touring the globe for more than three decades.
This is a history of the band through the present, written by an acquaintance of several of its members. The book includes a chronology of all of the band’s recordings and information on all accompanying tours, with the author’s critiques as well as the band’s own reminiscences and opinions of each album. Also included are previously unpublished interviews with founder Ian Anderson, long-time band member David Pegg, other band members Glenn Cornick, Andy Giddings and Doane Perry, and more.

About the Author(s)

Scott Allen Nollen was educated in film and history at the University of Iowa. He has written and edited more than 40 books on the history of film, literature and music.

Bibliographic Details

Scott Allen Nollen
Foreword by Ian Anderson; ; Afterword by David Pegg; ; With the participation of Glenn Cornick ; and Doane Perry
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 368
Bibliographic Info: photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2002
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1101-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword     1

Preface     3

Un-Easy Music: An Introduction     17

Becoming Jethro Tull     21

The Albums and Tours (1968–2001)     33

Conclusion     308

Afterword     313

Appendix A: The Members of Jethro Tull     315

Appendix B: Greatest Hits / “Best of” Releases     317

Appendix C: Song Copyright Information     323


Chapter Notes     327

Bibliography     339

Index     343

Book Reviews & Awards

Finalist, ARSC Award for Excellence
“an engaging biography that benefits from the participation of former and current band members…provides critical analysis of virtually every song…offer[s] great insight into the band…better written and more comprehensive than [the competition]”—Library Journal; “a welcome addition”—Booklist; “unusual…informative…a treasure trove…will delight”—Midwest Book Review; “a detailed account…thorough”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly; “well-balanced…highly recommended”—Cup of Wonder; “comprehensive and entertaining…energetic work…a must”—Green Man Review.