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THE SUN (Australia)
12 July 1972
JETHRO CHASED AWAY THE BABY
Who said Jethro Tull didn't give a damn about their audiences!
At the Hordern on Tuesday night, Ian Anderson spotted a young mother holding her baby — seated in the front row. Just before the band started playing, Anderson told her she was
"mad to bring a small baby in here — you'll destroy his ears!"
Young wife and baby and husband got up and moved — or left the hall ...
Tull went on to give one of the most professional visual and musical performances ever seen here — their antics and gestures on stage left the Pavilion breaking up. And satisfied.
Whatever their real attitudes to their audiences — "don't interfere" — "we just play music for business" — and "don't care about audience participation" — they certainly know how to give out the money's worth in a show.
If you missed the Monday and Tuesday shows, you just MIGHT be able to catch them tonight. Try.
Thanks to Paul Koff for this article