JETHRO TULL: 50th Anniversary Chat with Ian Anderson on Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Aug 31, 2018

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull live on stage and celebrating 50 years of making music and touring.
Credit Nick Harrison

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES" originally aired on Lakeshore Public Radio on FRIDAY, AUGUST 31st  

TOPIC:   Reflecting on JETHRO TULL's 5oth Anniversary

Guest: IAN ANDERSON  of Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull are touring the U.S. in 2018 in celebration of the iconic British prog-rock group's 50th Anniversary.   They will perform in Chicago on Labor Day, Sept. 3rd at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. 

Ian Anderson is the group's founder, flautist, front man, singer, songwriter, producer and archivist.  He is the man who has kept the group going strong throughout the decades as he has continued to lead it along it's evolutionary journey.

Tom Lounges with Ian on the 2017 Jethro Tull U.S. Tour
Credit Alice Lounges

Tom Lounges has chatted many times with Ian over the years.  Among the topics this time --- the newly assembled "50 for 50" Anniversary Anthology of music (3 LPs or 3 CDs), as well and reflecting on the past, the present and the future of Jethro Tull.   Ian continues to be energized on stage each night and alludes that he will not be slowing down anytime soon.

Lots of classic Jethro Tull songs also featured along with the interview segments on this program.