Saturday, January 17, 2015

Calendar Correction: Jethro Tull

Numerous websites claim that Jethro Tull played its first concert in the United States on January 24, opening for Led Zeppelin in New York City.

While it is true that this was the first U.S. concert for Jethro Tull, they did not open for Led Zeppelin.  Jethro Tull played at the Fillmore East in New York City on both January 24 and January 25, but they opened for Blood, Sweat & Tears.      The book Jethro Tull:  A History of the Band 1968-2001 by Scott Allen Nollen confirms this information.  This information is corroborated by the official website for the Fillmore East.  Jethro Tull then opened for groups such as Led Zeppelin and Vanilla Fudge in subsequent days at bars and clubs.  The official website for Led Zeppelin also confirms that Led Zep was in Boston, Massachusetts on January 24.

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