Johnnie Walker remembers the hits of the 1970s from prog to pop to punk. Johnnie catches up with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson ahead of a big UK tour.
Johnnie Walker remembers the hits of the 70s from prog to pop to punk. This week, he catches up with Ian Anderson ahead of a big UK tour.
Known for his manic stage energy and eccentricity, king of the rock flute Ian Anderson has spent over 40 years in the music industry, at the helm of Jethro Tull. Johnnie chats to Ian about the decade that included the band's best-known work with Aqualung, "the mother of all concept albums" Thick As A Brick, and Anderson's stinging riposte to the sneering of certain music critics Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die.
Ian shares the stories behind some of his most popular work whilst reminiscing with Johnnie about their theatrical concerts, diverse influences from folk to prog, and his still hectic touring schedule.
Also on the show Jane Morton from Warwickshire talks about her teacher training college years and moving to London in My 70s and Johnnie spins three gems from a classic 70s album.