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IA = Ian Anderson interview
MA = Mick Abrahams interview
NS = Neil Smith inteview


1967

24 May 67   Radio Times / Blackpool Evening Gazette   ['Firstimers' articles]

June 67   local Blackpool press   Neil's firstimer could mean a blues band hit NS
(?) 1967   [questionnaire]   IA


1968

3 Feb 68   Record Mirror / 17 Feb 68   Melody Maker   Pop shorts / 'Sunshine Day' single review

Oct 1968   Beat Instrumental   Jethro Tull — thinking, learning, getting better IA
10 Oct 68   Croydon Advertiser   An evening of go-ahead pop
12 Oct 68   Record Mirror   Jethro Tull: "We're really human" IA, MA
12 Oct 68   Melody Maker   Jethro Tull
26 Oct 68   NME   This Was: Jethro Tull (Island ILPS 9085)

2 Nov 68   Melody Maker   Jethro Tull LP sets fans on fire
9 Nov 68   NME   Jethro Tull group hits album chart IA
(?) Nov 68   Northern Echo   Pop groups warned "We'll sue"
23 Nov 68   Disc & Music Echo   These are the big new names to watch

21 Dec 68   Melody Maker   Guitarist Abrahams leaves Jethro Tull



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1: The John Evans Band, 1966. From left to right: Ian Anderson, Chris Riley, Barrie Barlow, Jeffrey Hammond, Jim Doolin, Martin Skyrme, John Evans.
2: The John Evan Smash at Granada Studios, 3 May 1967, for 'Firstimers' show.
From left to right: Neil Smith, Ian Anderson, Neil Valentine, John Evans, Barrie Barlow, Tony Wilkinson, Glenn Cornick.
3: Aug/Sept 1968, featuring Ian in his Dunfermline Curling Club blazer.
4: from the same early feature in the Dutch magazine Muziek Expres.
5: advert for the first album, UK music press, October 1968 (thanks to Mike Wain).
6: advert for Mick Abrahams' penultimate gig with the band, 26 November 1968.
7: from The Rolling Stones Rock 'n' Roll Circus, 11 December 1968.

Marquee advert courtesy of Glenn Cornick.