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/
chester: I know that I am late to the idea, but I have started wearing a mask while out in public. My Canadian officials have changed their stance from: not recommended to mildly suggested to strongly advised.
May 22, 2020 9:42:52 GMT
steelmonkey: Not only am I doing a zoom meeting in nice shirt and boxer shorts...I am ignoring boss and reading Tull news.
May 27, 2020 21:58:08 GMT
chester: It looks like- with people going back to their jobs- the number of daily guests on the JT Forum has gone back down to the 500s range, instead of the 600s and even 700s.
May 31, 2020 17:57:59 GMT
maddogfagin: Still a more than healthy number of visitors although it's difficult to know what percentage of google "bots" trawl forums doing whatever they do - anyone know what "bots" actually do ?
Jun 1, 2020 13:57:36 GMT
rredmond: I thought they gathered information for search engines?
Jun 2, 2020 13:07:30 GMT
maddogfagin: Would that be general info or searches into users details, passwords etc ?
Jun 3, 2020 7:06:57 GMT
rredmond: I think they just troll around the boards gathering public information. If you shut them down, then things like google searches will find the forums less. The more info you have out there the easier it is to be found... whether for good or for bad.
Jun 5, 2020 0:19:08 GMT
rredmond: So the Google will find any searches for Jethro Tull forums or proboards. But if someone searched to figure out what Barriemore Barlow's favorite Tull song is, it wouldn't have that information. So they wouldn't know it was Mouse Police.
Jun 5, 2020 0:22:38 GMT
rredmond: I help run a couple D&D forums, and when one of them stopped allowing the bots, his forum went from like page 1 of the searches, to way down in the pack.
Jun 5, 2020 0:23:17 GMT
maddogfagin: I wonder how many of the so called bots are actually the tull trolls instead
Jun 7, 2020 7:04:47 GMT
futureshock: Here's wishing everyone persistent health! Times are getting more optimistic! Activism is UP, and fear of getting involved in important issues, is dropping faster than the Vegas odds on Trump being elected again. Cheers!
Jun 7, 2020 23:10:01 GMT
maddogfagin: Thanks futureshock - hope you're ok likewise
Jun 8, 2020 15:01:16 GMT
stormsongs: Hi. Newbie, first time here as I have a question I can't get an answer to......I have a vivid memory of buying Lifes a Long Song in 71 and it had a gatefold sleeve....but I can't find any evidence of that or a copy with that sleeve...
Jun 12, 2020 14:25:44 GMT
maddogfagin: Welcome to the JT Forum stormsongs. Not seen a UK Life is a long song gatefold sleeve but there's no doubting they may have been some overseas releases issued this way.
Jun 13, 2020 6:14:41 GMT
futureshock: So, IF you are musical yourself, what are you doing with the CoronaCoda lockdown experience and maybe extra personal time available to find or create more music, or explore instrument playing? How has dealing with musicians changed? Gigs? Spinoff ideas?
Jun 14, 2020 23:01:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Listening to a lot of concert recordings via CD and finding some great music on youtube which I've never heard before. My days of playing guitar are behind me these days due to my damn fingers not wanting to work properly.
Jun 15, 2020 6:37:05 GMT
steelmonkey: Would you like to hear a perfectly constructed, note,rhythm,lyrical and atmosphere piece of Tull perfection? Yes? Try 'Saboteur' on 'Under Wraps'. Flawless.
Jun 22, 2020 21:05:43 GMT
maddogfagin: Under Wraps is an often maligned album by a minority but to the majority it stands amongst the finest of their eighties output. A great album.
Jun 28, 2020 6:43:28 GMT
steelmonkey: Under Wraps is sui generis. Strong everything. Something(s) about it amaze and astound with each listen.
Jun 28, 2020 19:30:42 GMT