Jethro Tull was formed in Luton, England, in 1967 when Ian Anderson (10 August 1947, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland; vocals, flute, piano) and Glenn Cornick (b. 23 April 1947, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England; bass), members of a visiting Blackpool blues group, John Evans Smash, became acquainted with Mick Abrahams (b. 7 April 1943, Luton, Bedfordshire, England; guitar/vocals) and Clive Bunker (b. 12 December 1946, Blackpool, Lancashire, England; drums), Abrahams colleague in local attraction McGregors Engine, completed the original line-up which made its debut in March the following year with Sunshine Day. This commercially minded single, erroneously credited to Jethro Toe, merely hinted at developments about to unfold. A residency at Londons famed Marquee club and a sensational appearance at that summers Sunbury Blues Festival confirmed a growing reputation, while A Song For Jeffrey, the quartets first...
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