Today’s Question: Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson celebrates his 69th birthday today (August 10th).
Anderson is also a successful entrepreneur. What business has he been most closely identified with?
a) flute manufacturing
b) fish farming
c) a vintage clothing chain
d) farming equipment (not Ian, although an agriculturalist named Jethro Tull did perfect the horse-drawn seed drill in 1701)
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2006-The James Gang kicks off its first U-S tour in 35 years in Sturgis, South Dakota.
1998-Sammy Hagar films an episode of the C-B-S T-V show Nash Bridges in San Francisco.
1995-Jimmy Buffett leads a birthday celebration for President Bill Clinton at the White House.
1982-Southside Johnny Lyon, leader of The Asbury Jukes, marries Jill Glasner in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Bruce Springsteen performs at the wedding.
1974-Bob Dylan re-signs with Columbia Records after releasing two albums on the Asylum label.
1970-Jim Morrison goes on trial in Dade County, Florida. He faces four counts of indecent exposure and profanity from a March 1969 Miami concert at which he allegedly exposed himself onstage.
1969-Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg‘s son, Marlon, is born.
1968-Cream‘s half-studio, half-live Wheels of Fire double album starts a four-week run at number-one in Billboard.
1968-Deep Purple play its first major UK show, at the Sunbury Jazz and Blues Festival.
1968-The Band‘s debut album, Music From Big Pink, enters the album chart.
1968-Two weeks after its July 27th release, “Magic Bus” by The Who debuts at number-81 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1964-The Beatles release “Please, Please Me,” backed with “From Me to You.”
Ian Anderson – 69 years old
The Jethro Tull singer-flutist-guitarist also records and tours as a solo artist. He also built a second career raising salmon in Scotland. Born in 1947.
b) fish farming