Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson

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Anderson performing in Milan, Italy, 2006
Background information
Birth nameIan Scott Anderson
Born (1947-08-10) 10 August 1947 (age 72)
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
OriginBlackpool, Lancashire, England
GenresProgressive rock, folk rock, hard rock, blues rock
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, singer-songwriter
Instruments
Years active1962–present
LabelsChrysalis, Fuel 2000, RandM, Angel, EMI
Associated actsJethro Tull, Roy Harper, Dave Pegg, David Goodier, Doane Perry, Peter-John Vettese, Andrew Giddings, Martin Barre, Steven Wilson, Toto, IanAnderson.com

Ian Scott Anderson MBE (born 10 August 1947) is a Scottish-born musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work as the lead vocalist, flautist and acoustic guitarist of British rock band Jethro Tull. Anderson plays several other musical instruments, including keyboards, bass guitar, bouzouki, balalaika, saxophone, harmonica, and a variety of whistles. His solo work began with the 1983 album Walk into Light, and since then he has released another five works, including the sequel to the Jethro Tull album Thick as a Brick (1972) in 2012, entitled Thick as a Brick 2.

Early life

Ian Anderson was born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, the youngest of three brothers. His father, James Anderson, ran the RSA Boiler Fluid Company in East Port, Dunfermline.[1] Anderson spent the first part of his childhood in Edinburgh. He was influenced by his father's big band and jazz records and the emergence of rock music, but was disenchanted with the "show biz" style of early American rock and roll stars like Elvis Presley.[2]

His family moved to Blackpool, Lancashire, England, in 1959, where he was educated at Blackpool Grammar School.[3] In a 2011 interview, Anderson said he was asked to leave grammar school for refusing to submit to corporal punishment (still permitted at that time).[4] He studied fine art at Blackpool College of Art from 1964 to 1966 while living in Lytham St Annes.[5]

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