My God, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary, Tomorrow Was Today/Hymn 43, Nothing Is Easy, Wind Up, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Wind Up (reprise)
Another venue now demolished - Reg Varney was a comedian who starred in a UK TV series "On The Buses" which ran from 1969 to 1973. It proved very popular in Europe and, according to wikipedia, in a 2004 poll to find Britain's best sitcom, "On The Buses" came 53rd.
This picture must hail from 1972 when this particular film version was doing the rounds.
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée, By Kind Permission Of..., Soirée), Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary (w. drum solo), Tomorrow Was Today, Hymn 43, Nothing Is Easy, Wind up, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise) www.ministry-of-information.co.uk
24 November 1968 Mothers Birmingham, UK www.ministry-of-information.co.uk/ Support: possibly Earth (which later became Black Sabbath). Their lead guitarist was Tony Iommi, who was asked to audition for Tull. Evening concert, attended (introduced?) by John Peel. A newspaper advert mentions Peel (so he presumably had a greater role than audience member) but not any support band, and the venue's archives don't report Earth having appeared on this date. It's been suggested that Earth supported Tull at a different Birmingham venue, Le Metro, on a different date. Returning from this gig, Mick was told he was leaving.
www.ledzeppelin.com/venue/mothers-club Mothers (formerly the Carlton Ballroom) was a club in Birmingham, England during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Mothers opened above an old furniture store in Erdington High Street on August 9, 1968. The club, run by promoter Phil Myatt, closed its doors on 3 January 1971. Mothers was voted number one rock venue in the world by America's Billboard magazine and John Peel, a regular DJ at the club, was quoted as saying: "People are amazed to hear that for a few years the best club in Britain was in Erdington." (Wikipedia)
25 November 1987 Tower Theater Upper Darby (Philadelphia), Pa. Support: Fairport Convention Complete show broadcast by WMMR-FM. Later abridged for the King Biscuit Flower Hour. Two tracks from the recording were included in the '20 Years' box set. Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (intro)/'Classical' Instrumental*/Keyboard Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Skating Away..., Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up *: Bach Violin Concerto in E (3rd movement). www.ministry-of-information.co.uk/
Intro, Wind-Up (extract), Aqualung, My God (w. flute solo), With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of..., Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Cross-Eyed Mary/Drum Solo, Nothing Is Easy, Wind Up/Guitar Solo/Locomotive Breath, Instrumental (not 'Hard-Headed English General'), Wind-Up (reprise)
There were other high-profile visitors to Trentside, including Rod Stewart, Elton John, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Motorhead – led by the legendary Lemmy who died this month – and Ozzie Osborne with Black Sabbath.
21 February 1970 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, Germany
Two shows (the first was scheduled to start at 7pm), Tull's first in Germany. Both sold out in advance (~8,000), but 2,000 more fans arrived without tickets, and rioted when unable to get in. £5000 worth of windows were broken, and 5 people hospitalised. Support: Clouds. Fairytales From The Pawnshop Nothing Is Easy, Bourée/Living In The Past, A New Day Yesterday, Play In Time, Dharma For One, We Used to Know, Instrumental Jam, For A Thousand Mothers www.ministry-of-information.co.uk/
13 June 1972 Coliseum Spokane, Wa. USA Support: The Eagles. An audience member recalls this show as being some time in June; this is the only date not otherwise accounted for. www.ministry-of-information.co.uk/
ash: Merry Christmas. Hey Santa pass me that bottle
Dec 24, 2019 18:02:32 GMT
steelmonkey: Merry Christmas to one and all and a very Tull filled new year.
Dec 25, 2019 2:50:35 GMT
joemer: In Heaven dere aint no beer dats why we drink it here !!!!!! theme song of the Philly pa. new years day Mummers parade !!!! Another round of Hats off & Kudos to ian & the boys xmas church concerts Bruce should do that over here !!!!!.....
Dec 25, 2019 19:11:59 GMT
joemer: next Tull album cover one foot firmly planted in CONUS other foot across the ocean in D-Land and his "package" hovering over Blighty !!!!lol hahahah
Dec 25, 2019 19:14:01 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Once in Royal David's City Stood a lowly cattle shed Where a mother laid her baby You'd do well to remember the things He later said. Could have held Him in one hand. The things He would later say became the backbone of Western Civilization.
Dec 28, 2019 3:45:41 GMT
crosseyedmary75: 2,000 years later, we have His words. We know what He said. Ian sang, And the all-time winner Has got him by the balls He picks up Gideons Bible Open at page one, I thank God he stole the handle and the train it won't stop going Headlong to his death. Why?
Dec 28, 2019 4:01:18 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Thanks for the welcome. Thanks to Martin and to each well-wisher for the season and the new year. How cool is it to share our appreciation for the greatest band of all time! TULL fans must also be unique. We know this group of men is a most special gift
Dec 28, 2019 20:23:46 GMT
rredmond: Welcome crosseyedmary75!! And joemer, big ups to Philly from South Jersey! And when we're no longer here, our friends will be drinking all the beer!
Dec 31, 2019 13:23:40 GMT
snaffler: Its a few years since ive been on this forum, but i'd like to belatedly wish a Happy New Year to all members. I haven't listened to Jethro Tull for a long time. I needed a break.
Jan 3, 2020 21:14:14 GMT
steelmonkey: Estimated time when I will get tired of 'A Change of Horses': NEVER
Jan 11, 2020 23:44:39 GMT
maddogfagin: Feel the same way about "Budapest" - who else but IA could have composed that song.
Jan 12, 2020 14:50:11 GMT
steelmonkey: I love Budapest,too...but to answer your question, Knopfler came damn close with 'Private Investigations' !
Jan 14, 2020 2:22:41 GMT
nonrabbit: I've written a thesis on your very thoughts Chairman Steel
Jan 15, 2020 11:07:39 GMT
steelmonkey: Please forwad results of your research to the central commitee for review.
Jan 16, 2020 20:15:29 GMT