This article is about the lead singer of Jethro Tull. For other uses, see Ian Anderson
Ian Scott Anderson (born August 10, 1947 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland) (also known as 'The Voice of Jethro Tull') is a Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist and flautist best known for his work as the head of British rock band Jethro Tull.
Ian Anderson was born the son of a hotel manager. He spent the first part of his childhood in Edinburgh, an influence which has dominated his artistic output ever since. He would return much later in life to live in Scotland for several years.
His family moved to Blackpool in the North West of England in 1959, where he gained a traditional grammar school education before going on to study fine art. Much of his work referring to this period suggests a somewhat turbulent upbringing.
While a teenager, Anderson took a job as a sales assistant at Lewis' department store in Blackpool, then as a vendor on a newsstand. He later said it was reading copies of Melody Maker...
Track listing: EurologyCalliandra ShadeSkating Away on the Thin Ice of the New DayUp the PoolWe Five KingsLife Is a Long SongIn the Grip of Stronger StuffWond'ring AloudGriminelli's LamentCheap Day ReturnMother GooseBouréeBoris DancingLiving in the Past
Track listing: Calliandra Shade (The Cappuccino Song)Rupi's DanceLost in CrowdsA Raft of PenguinsA Week of MomentsA Hand of ThumbsEurologyOld Black CatPhoto ShopPigeon Flying Over Berlin ZooGriminelli's LamentNot Ralitsa VassilevaTwo Short PlanksBirthday Card at Christmas
Track listing: In a Stone CircleIn Sight of the MinaretIn a Black BoxIn the Grip of Stronger StuffIn Maternal GraceIn the Moneylender's TempleIn Defence of FaithsAt Their Father's KneeEn AfriqueIn the Olive GardenIn the Pay of SpainIn the Times of India (Bombay Valentine)