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/
futureshock: "Macropod". That sounds like the ultimate. "Hello, my name is J.P.Carruthers, Macropod, Intended At Large. My podcast is in Wales. I play the glass harmonica in 7 languages and edit outgoing Sumerian braille. Please leave a message."
Jan 29, 2019 4:27:34 GMT
maddogfagin: Macropod sounds like an overlarge ipod, as opposed to a minipod used by small furry animals.
Jan 29, 2019 7:53:50 GMT
steelmonkey: I am seeing the great Richard Thompson tonight at a stand up venue, the Venerable Fillmore in SF. The gig should be fun... I should be strong.
Feb 1, 2019 18:00:29 GMT
nonrabbit: I'll be thinking of you.....Beeswing!! Hope he sings it twice. Enjoy BerniE
Feb 1, 2019 18:40:33 GMT
futureshock: Ages ago, I saw Mr. Thompson at the Vancouver Folk Fest, but I worked fence security and was far away, couldn't hear much. Just being there was amazing though, near the musicians all weekend, saw amazing things. Live music is BEST!
Feb 2, 2019 21:08:59 GMT
steelmonkey: 'Tragic busy at work but celebrating 44th anniversary of best Tull show ever: Feb. 5, 1975 in El Paso,Texas, one of two gigs inserted in between the famous, 5 night run in LA. Listened to War Child and think 'Two Fingers is better than 'Lick Fingers'.
Feb 5, 2019 20:34:31 GMT
maddogfagin: War Child is a great album, criminally underrated in the music press but loved by the vast majority of fans.
Feb 15, 2019 7:58:43 GMT
ash: I really like War Child. Skating Away plays every time I boot my PC
Feb 17, 2019 14:16:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Look how we balance the world on the tips of our noses, like Sealions with a ball at the carnival.
Feb 20, 2019 16:15:42 GMT
botanicman: Clever Cecil....
Feb 24, 2019 3:40:56 GMT
maddogfagin: The same performance, in the same old way; it's the same old story to this Passion Play.
Feb 24, 2019 7:49:12 GMT
ash: Christmas!! Ripon Cathedral and Wells Cathedral
Feb 24, 2019 10:20:41 GMT
JTull 007: Well done Ash !!! Friday 13 December 2019 Jethro Tull Wells Cathedral, Wells, UK
Feb 24, 2019 14:41:53 GMT