Well known as the frontman for the classic rock band Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson is also quite the business man. One of the few among rock stars who seems to understand business and plays a very active and controlling role in all of his affairs.
In a recent discussion Anderson had with the The Independent, perhaps the most entertaining revelation was that he regrets sticking with the name “Jethro Tull” for the band and blames his lack of knowledge about history.
“Jethro Tull” was the name of an 18th century agriculturalist who is credited with the invention of some device known as a seed drill and the original owner of the name that was given to the band by a booking agent in the 1960’s and seems to have stuck with them pretty well through the years.
Anderson is also quite interested in politics, law and the well-being of the planet we live on. He adds, however, that he leaves the campaigning to Geldof and Bono.
Even after a career that spans four decades, produced 30 albums and endured some 2,500 concerts in 40 countries, the band still manages to do around 100 shows a year.