Friday At The Fillmore ~ A New Day Yesterday ~ Jethro Tull

But It’s A Old Day Now……….

And I wish to God I could bring back those days.

The very first concert I ever went to was Tull and it was the best one I ever attended.

Nov. 8, 1972 Cobo Arena Detroit, Mi. and I was 15 years old.

I want to say Mott the Hoople opened for them but honestly cannot remember. All I know is when Tull hit the stage it was 9:00PM. They started with a straight through hour an a half set of “Thick As A Brick” from start to finish. Me and a whole group of friends who were high beyond any beliefs were in 7th Heaven. I think we smoked a pound that night up in tier-c and the acoustics were unbelievably awesome and it only got better as the concert went along.

After Thick As A Brick, Tull proceeded to play every single song off their first 4 albums and anybody who knows and loves Tull knows it was the very early stuff that was the elite from this group. And with my love for blues having been set in stone three earlier Jethro Tull was one of those influences. The first three albums were mostly blues with some rock and jazz fused in.

They played for over fours hours that night at Cobo ending just after 1:00AM.

To me Ian Anderson was a genius, this english band with a flutist who wrote and composed the songs played them even better. Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Harp, Organ, Pianist what more could you ask from a musician. And his band mates were absolutely spectacular playing with their precision sound of guitar, bass lines and drums.

And I’ll say once more When It Was Music.

December 1969 Fillmore East.

Martin Barre – electric guitar
Glenn Cornick – bass guitar
Clive Bunker – drums
Ian Anderson – everything else


“A New Day” was Written by Ian Anderson
Released off their 2nd album ” Stand Up ” in Aug. 1, 1969.

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