Jethro Tull Frontman Ian Anderson Is Set To Make His First Pilgrimage To The Grave Of The 18th Century Agriculturist Who Inspired His Band's Name.
According to a post on the singer and flautist's Facebook page, he will visit the Tull memorial at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Lower Basildon, England on 2 September (15) as part of his research for Jethro Tull: A Rock Opera, which "reimagines the agriculturist’s life in the near future".
The musical will feature songs from the band Jethro Tull's back catalogue.
Confirming the news of Anderson's visit, conservationist Crispin Truman says, "I’m delighted to welcome Ian Anderson to St. Bartholomew’s to be part of the story of this striking 700-year-old church. Jethro Tull revolutionised modern agriculture and it’s great to see his life commemorated in such an exciting way.”