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DISC & MUSIC ECHO
10 July 1971
JETHRO AND THE SHARK THEY KEPT IN THE BATH
The talk about town (well, the talk about my office, anyway) is that Jethro Tull's next album will be a double one, the American version to include all those singles released in England but not in America such as 'Living In The Past'.
Meanwhile, when Jethro were in Seattle [26 June] they inhabited a hotel on the water (Puget Sound) which inspired Mac, their sound engineer, to throw a fishing rod out his window. He came up with a shark, mind you, which thrilled and delighted his Jethro comrades, who put the shark in a bathtub and worried about his well-being.
Not long after that someone realised that sharks live in salt water, not fresh water bathtubs, so they put the shark back in the Sound. Couldn't get the hook out of his mouth, though, and when they awoke next morning the shark was dead. Ghoulish story, but not to fishermen.
JUDY SIMS in Hollywood
Thanks to Elwyn Davies for this article