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
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
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.