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    Default Happy Birthday to that 1 legged flute and mandolin player

    As noted in this day in history, Ian Anderson is now 62. I've been following him and the rest of the Jethro's for quite awhile.
    He is one of the reasons that I really wanted to learn the mandolin.
    Just love Fatman, and the live version of A Christmas Song.
    So here's to ya Ian,

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    Oh yes! That was a good concert! Many moons ago ... They did the Aquaman show.
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    Aquaman? You mean Aqualung?

    Does Anderson play the mando? I heard that Dave Pegg plays most of the mando for Tull.
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    Ian plays, so does Martin Barre (the guitarist) and Dave played a lot when he was with them.
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    FYI - The Jethro Tull section of my Rock Mando Database files:

    Artist/ Album/ Song/ Mandolin Player
    Anderson, Ian SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIRDS Circular Breathing Anderson, Ian (bouzouki)
    Anderson, Ian SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIRDS Panama Freighter Anderson, Ian (bouzouki)
    Anderson, Ian SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIRDS The Little Flower Girl Anderson, Ian (bouzouki)
    Anderson, Ian SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIRDS The Stormont Shuffle Anderson, Ian (bouzouki)
    Anderson, Ian SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIRDS The Water Carrier Anderson, Ian (bouzouki)
    Jethro Tull 20 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL (3-CD box / single disc) Dun Ringill
    Jethro Tull 20 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL (3-CD box / single disc) Kelpie Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull 20 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL (3-CD box / single disc) Love Story(live) Ian Anderson
    Jethro Tull 20 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL (3-CD box / single disc) Mayhem, Maybe Pegg, Dave (mandolin and bass mandolin)
    Jethro Tull 20 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL (3-CD box / single disc) Part of The Machine
    Jethro Tull 20 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL (3-CD box) Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow Pegg, Dave
    Jethro Tull 20 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL (3-CD box) Motoreyes Pegg, Dave
    Jethro Tull 20 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL (3-CD box) Under Wraps 2 bouzouki
    Jethro Tull A The Pine Martin's Jig Ian Anderson and Dave Pegg
    Jethro Tull A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC A Christmas Song Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC Under Wraps Pegg, Dave Tull
    Jethro Tull AQAUALUNG (remaster w/bonus tracks) Fat Man (live BBC) Barre, Martin
    Jethro Tull AQUALUNG - LIVE! Hymn 43 Barre, Martin
    Jethro Tull BENEFIT Inside
    Jethro Tull BROADSWORD AND THE BEAST Fallen On Hard Times
    Jethro Tull BROADSWORD AND THE BEAST Slow Marching Band
    Jethro Tull BURSTING OUT Jack In The Green Barre, Martin
    Jethro Tull CATFISH RISING Gold-Tipped Boots, Black Jacket and Tie
    Jethro Tull CATFISH RISING Like A Tall Thin Girl
    Jethro Tull CATFISH RISING Roll Your Own
    Jethro Tull CATFISH RISING Sparrow On The Schoolyard Wall
    Jethro Tull CHRISTMAS ALBUM A Christmas Song Anderson, Ian & Pegg, Dave 2 mandolins
    Jethro Tull CHRISTMAS ALBUM Jack Frost And The Wooden Crow Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull CHRISTMAS ALBUM Last Man At The Party Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull CHRISTMAS ALBUM Weathercock Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull HEAVY HORSES Acres Wild Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull HEAVY HORSES Weathercock Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull IN CONCERT (BBC, Oct 1991') Tall Thin Girl Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull LIVING IN THE PAST; THIS WAS (remaster bonus track) Christmas Song Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull LIVING IN THE PAST; THIS WAS (remaster bonus track) Love Story Anderson , Ian
    Jethro Tull LIVING WITH THE PAST Christmas Song (live) Dave Pegg
    Jethro Tull LIVING WITH THE PAST Fat Man (live) Ian Anderson
    Jethro Tull NIGHTCAP - THE UNRELEASED MASTERS 1973-1991 Commons Brawl
    Jethro Tull NIGHTCAP - THE UNRELEASED MASTERS 1973-1991 Man of Principal
    Jethro Tull NIGHTCAP - THE UNRELEASED MASTERS 1973-1991 Rosa On The Factory Floor Pegg, Dave
    Jethro Tull REPEAT: THE BEST OF JETHRO TULL VOL. 2 Glory Row
    Jethro Tull ROCK ISLAND Big Riff And Mando
    Jethro Tull ROCK ISLAND Ears of Tin Pegg, Dave (? probably)
    Jethro Tull ROCK ISLAND Kissing Willie Pegg or Anderson
    Jethro Tull ROCK ISLAND Undressed To Kill
    Jethro Tull SONGS FROM THE WOOD Fire At Midnight
    Jethro Tull STAND UP Fat Man mando drives the whole tune A
    Jethro Tull STAND UP Jeffrey Goes To Leichester Square Ian Anderson actually bailalaika, but close enough!
    Jethro Tull STORMWATCH Flying Dutchman Barre, Martin
    Jethro Tull STORMWATCH Warm Sporran Barre, Martin
    Anderson, Ian RUPI'S DANCE Old Black Cat Anderson, Ian (bouzouki)
    Anderson, Ian RUPI'S DANCE Two Short Planks Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull 25th Anniversary Box: #3 BEACON BOTTOMS TAPES Cheerio Pegg, Dave (great playing!)
    Jethro Tull 25th Anniversary Box: #3 BEACON BOTTOMS TAPES With You There To Help Me (actual keyboard synth as mando)
    Barre, Martin TRICK OF MEMORY "Bug" Barre, Martin
    Barre, Martin STAGE LEFT My Favorite Things Barre, Martin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ostrander View Post
    Aquaman? You mean Aqualung?

    Does Anderson play the mando? I heard that Dave Pegg plays most of the mando for Tull.
    Yep! That's it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ostrander View Post
    Does Anderson play the mando? I heard that Dave Pegg plays most of the mando for Tull.
    These days is one thing. On the original recording is another thing. Another thing meaning Ian Anderson ...

    Huh. All these years I didn't know Ian's birthday was so close to mine. I had this odd thought when I saw this thread's title - "I didn't know I played 1 legged flute." Then I remembered my birthday isn't till Thursday ...
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    saw Tull a couple years ago,ELP opened..great show...i remember him playing mandolin on a song,can't remember what song it was?but it was a great show???i do remember martin playing one on "song's from the woods"
    happy b-day J B..if i don't get the chance to say it later..
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    "PussyWillow" - Jethro Tull, Munich, July, 1982



    "Fat Man" Jethro Tull, Istanbul, Turkey July 13, 1991
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    Yep, that's definetly IA playing mando and flute.

    I saw Tull at Michigan State University, circa 1972 or 73. It was after "Thick as a Brick" was released because they played most of the album. Jenison Fieldhouse was a horrible place for concerts--sounded like Mammoth Cave in there.

    I also saw Stephen Stills there--I believe he had his band from Manassas with him. On one tune he played a banjtar. He noted that it was a banjo tuned like a guitar. Also, I remember that the acoustics were so bad that people were shouting "Louder!" and Stills replied, "Listen harder!"
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    I saw them on that same tour, in Chicago. Drove down with some school friends from Wisconsin. They did "Thick As A Brick," then much of "Aqualung," and a few older tunes. Ian was dressed as on "Aqualung," with that long coat. When they did the song "Aqualung" somebody in an aqualung wandered out onto the stage. Some odd attempt at theatricality I guess. For some reason I don't remember much more about this show ...

    I had seen them once before, at Newport Jazz Festival 1969, the first year they had rock acts. Imagine, if you will, on one night: Jethro Tull, Jeff Beck Group with Ron Wood on bass and Rod Stewart, Blood Sweat and Tears, Ten Years After, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk - who was really amazing. While his band had a slinky groove simmering, Kirk had some things to say about "some people think they know how to play the flute, and some people know how to play the flute," ending with, "Now I'm going to show you how to play the flute," and blew the roof off the place - and it was outdoors! Thanks to the information superhighway, Jethro Tull's set list: "My Sunday Feeling," "Bourée," "A New Day Yesterday," "Dharma For One," "Nothing Is Easy." You'll note the absence of "Serenade For A Cuckoo" - Ian knew better than to play that with the master on the bill.
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    You have to click the red Tube icon and then paste the text into the space provided there.

    And to heck with his birthday anyway - that was days ago. It's my birthday! (And that of Alfred Hitchcock, Fidel Castro, Annue Oakley, Bert Lahr, Don Ho, Midori Ito, Dan Fogelberg, Danny Bonaduce, LeAnn Rimes, and Wendy Whoppers.) Also, the day The Beatles arrived in 1965 for their second US tour, the day The Lovin' Spoonful hit #1 with Summer In The City," the day Fleetwood Mac made their live debut in 1967, and the day in 1971 that John Lennon landed in New York in permanent self-imposed exile from England. This and more at http://www.###################/

    But this is nice, double mandolins and all. Got to love the crazy look in Ian's eyes now and then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandocrucian View Post
    FYI - The Jethro Tull section of my Rock Mando Database files:

    Artist/ Album/ Song/ Mandolin Player
    Anderson, Ian SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIRDS Circular Breathing Anderson, Ian (bouzouki)
    Anderson, Ian SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIRDS Panama Freighter Anderson, Ian (bouzouki)
    Anderson, Ian SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIRDS The Little Flower Girl Anderson, Ian (bouzouki)
    Anderson, Ian SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIRDS The Stormont Shuffle Anderson, Ian (bouzouki)
    Anderson, Ian SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIRDS The Water Carrier Anderson, Ian (bouzouki)
    Jethro Tull 20 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL (3-CD box / single disc) Dun Ringill
    Jethro Tull 20 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL (3-CD box / single disc) Kelpie Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull 20 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL (3-CD box / single disc) Love Story(live) Ian Anderson
    Jethro Tull 20 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL (3-CD box / single disc) Mayhem, Maybe Pegg, Dave (mandolin and bass mandolin)
    Jethro Tull 20 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL (3-CD box / single disc) Part of The Machine
    Jethro Tull 20 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL (3-CD box) Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow Pegg, Dave
    Jethro Tull 20 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL (3-CD box) Motoreyes Pegg, Dave
    Jethro Tull 20 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL (3-CD box) Under Wraps 2 bouzouki
    Jethro Tull A The Pine Martin's Jig Ian Anderson and Dave Pegg
    Jethro Tull A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC A Christmas Song Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC Under Wraps Pegg, Dave Tull
    Jethro Tull AQAUALUNG (remaster w/bonus tracks) Fat Man (live BBC) Barre, Martin
    Jethro Tull AQUALUNG - LIVE! Hymn 43 Barre, Martin
    Jethro Tull BENEFIT Inside
    Jethro Tull BROADSWORD AND THE BEAST Fallen On Hard Times
    Jethro Tull BROADSWORD AND THE BEAST Slow Marching Band
    Jethro Tull BURSTING OUT Jack In The Green Barre, Martin
    Jethro Tull CATFISH RISING Gold-Tipped Boots, Black Jacket and Tie
    Jethro Tull CATFISH RISING Like A Tall Thin Girl
    Jethro Tull CATFISH RISING Roll Your Own
    Jethro Tull CATFISH RISING Sparrow On The Schoolyard Wall
    Jethro Tull CHRISTMAS ALBUM A Christmas Song Anderson, Ian & Pegg, Dave 2 mandolins
    Jethro Tull CHRISTMAS ALBUM Jack Frost And The Wooden Crow Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull CHRISTMAS ALBUM Last Man At The Party Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull CHRISTMAS ALBUM Weathercock Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull HEAVY HORSES Acres Wild Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull HEAVY HORSES Weathercock Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull IN CONCERT (BBC, Oct 1991') Tall Thin Girl Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull LIVING IN THE PAST; THIS WAS (remaster bonus track) Christmas Song Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull LIVING IN THE PAST; THIS WAS (remaster bonus track) Love Story Anderson , Ian
    Jethro Tull LIVING WITH THE PAST Christmas Song (live) Dave Pegg
    Jethro Tull LIVING WITH THE PAST Fat Man (live) Ian Anderson
    Jethro Tull NIGHTCAP - THE UNRELEASED MASTERS 1973-1991 Commons Brawl
    Jethro Tull NIGHTCAP - THE UNRELEASED MASTERS 1973-1991 Man of Principal
    Jethro Tull NIGHTCAP - THE UNRELEASED MASTERS 1973-1991 Rosa On The Factory Floor Pegg, Dave
    Jethro Tull REPEAT: THE BEST OF JETHRO TULL VOL. 2 Glory Row
    Jethro Tull ROCK ISLAND Big Riff And Mando
    Jethro Tull ROCK ISLAND Ears of Tin Pegg, Dave (? probably)
    Jethro Tull ROCK ISLAND Kissing Willie Pegg or Anderson
    Jethro Tull ROCK ISLAND Undressed To Kill
    Jethro Tull SONGS FROM THE WOOD Fire At Midnight
    Jethro Tull STAND UP Fat Man mando drives the whole tune A
    Jethro Tull STAND UP Jeffrey Goes To Leichester Square Ian Anderson actually bailalaika, but close enough!
    Jethro Tull STORMWATCH Flying Dutchman Barre, Martin
    Jethro Tull STORMWATCH Warm Sporran Barre, Martin
    Anderson, Ian RUPI'S DANCE Old Black Cat Anderson, Ian (bouzouki)
    Anderson, Ian RUPI'S DANCE Two Short Planks Anderson, Ian
    Jethro Tull 25th Anniversary Box: #3 BEACON BOTTOMS TAPES Cheerio Pegg, Dave (great playing!)
    Jethro Tull 25th Anniversary Box: #3 BEACON BOTTOMS TAPES With You There To Help Me (actual keyboard synth as mando)
    Barre, Martin TRICK OF MEMORY "Bug" Barre, Martin
    Barre, Martin STAGE LEFT My Favorite Things Barre, Martin
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    Take a spin through this thread, too, just in case Niles missed any (doubtful, but who knows?), though his list has many more entries. There are two alpha lists in the thread that have to be collated, so look for both. One of these days.
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    BTW & FWIW: I don't hear any mandolin on "Inside." Indeed, the wiki hath no mandolin credited on the Benefit album.
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    One more Tull Tune for the list - From the album Benefit - A Time For Everything.

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