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IA = Ian Anderson interview
MA = Mick Abrahams interview
NS = Neil Smith inteview
24 May 67 Radio Times / Blackpool Evening Gazette ['Firstimers' articles]
3 Feb 68 Record Mirror / 17 Feb 68 Melody Maker Pop shorts / 'Sunshine Day' single review
24 Aug 68 Melody Maker Jethro Tull — humour and blues IA
Oct 1968 Beat Instrumental Jethro Tull — thinking, learning, getting better IA
10 Oct 68 Croydon Advertiser An evening of go-ahead pop
12 Oct 68 Record Mirror Jethro Tull: "We're really human" IA, MA
12 Oct 68 Melody Maker Jethro Tull
26 Oct 68   NME This Was: Jethro Tull (Island ILPS 9085)
2 Nov 68 Melody Maker Ian: mystique is so important IA
9 Nov 68 Disc & Music Echo How Jethro Tull plan to replace knights in shining armour IA
9 Nov 68 NME Jethro Tull group hits album chart IA
16 Nov 68 Record Mirror Jethro Tull LP sets fans on fire
(?) Nov 68 Northern Echo Pop groups warned "We'll sue"
23 Nov 68 Disc & Music Echo These are the big new names to watch
30 Nov 68 Melody Maker Musicians Wanted [advert for new guitarist]
21 Dec 68 Melody Maker Guitarist Abrahams leaves Jethro Tull
1: The John Evans Band, 1966. From left to right: Ian Anderson, Chris Riley, Barrie Barlow, Jeffrey Hammond, Jim Doolin, Martin Skyrme, John Evans.
2: The John Evan Smash at Granada Studios, 3 May 1967, for 'Firstimers' show.
From left to right: Neil Smith, Ian Anderson, Neil Valentine, John Evans, Barrie Barlow, Tony Wilkinson, Glenn Cornick.
3: Aug/Sept 1968, featuring Ian in his Dunfermline Curling Club blazer.
4: from the same early feature in the Dutch magazine Muziek Expres.
5: advert for the first album, Melody Maker, 5 October 1968. Updated
6: advert for Mick Abrahams' penultimate gig with the band, 26 November 1968.
7: advert for 'Love Story' single, Melody Maker, 7 December 1968. New
8: from The Rolling Stones Rock 'n' Roll Circus, 11 December 1968.
9: advert from Melody Maker, 21 December 1968. New
Marquee advert courtesy of Glenn Cornick.