John Spencer Evans was Tull's flamboyant keyboard player, who joined the band in 1970.
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Not known for displaying any shyness on stage, his theatrical leanings and stage presence was a major part of Tull's early memorable shows.
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He left the band in 1980 and at some point moved to Australia.
It would seem though that the love of music and performance has always stayed with him.
He's now to be found singing (baritone -who knew?) in the Victoria Welsh Male Voice Choir.
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A quote from their newsletter;
"...Right after interval, David came on holding a mysterious striped plastic bag. Observing that the choir is made up of men from a remarkable diversity of backgrounds and careers, he proceeded to empty the contents to reveal his personal collection of vintage Jethro Tull LPs and asked our John Evans, ex-keyboard player for that UK group, to step forward and join him. After a bit of banter, David was very pleased to get John to autograph one of his records."
John recently contributed ( by video) to the 50th tour by introducing Heavy Horses.
Thank you John, for your role in the grand history of Tull.
One special memory for me is this - the opening bar in one of my favourite songs.
Friday Top: 25 Best Keyboard Players of All Time As voted by UG community. Posted 15 hours ago
This week's traditional Wednesday Question saw the people of UG community discussing the matter of the best keyboard players of all time. Based on votes and over 200 comments, we summed this one up into a Top 25 rundown.
25. John Evan We open this week's list with a musician best known for his work in Jethro Tull. John Evan later had his own band called Tallis for a while but eventually retreated from the music business altogether.
12. Don Airey There are not enough words to describe the greatness of someone like Don Airey. He is, without any doubts, one of the most prolific musicians in rock music and has collaborated with some of the biggest artists in the genre – Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, Gary Moore, and ELO being just some of the names. He's been a member of Deep Purple for quite some time now.
corronach: Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre - Horsecross 48 m · URGENT message for ticket holders for Jethro Tull in Perth Concert Hall tomorrow Monday 27 September. We have just been advised that due to a medical issue in the touring party, the gig has been CA
Sept 26, 2021 11:20:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: Where did you see this Corronach? I have tickets and cannot see the cancellation anywhere.........even the official Tull website still shows the gig taking place???
Sept 26, 2021 14:22:20 GMT
jackinthegreen: The Perth gig is cancelled, I got an email from the venue telling me so..
Sept 27, 2021 11:27:38 GMT
fandango2: Hi, Does anyone think that the powers that be will ever release the Capital Theater "Under Wraps" tour footage? That show was pretty good pro shot decent sound etc... Or some good John Glascock era footage? I keep hoping for that footage to be release
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