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DISC & MUSIC ECHO
25 April 1970
Shocked news reached Britain this week that Jethro Tull is now a quintet!
Jethro left Britain last week for their latest American tour with no news of a change in the line-up. But on Monday [20 April], exclusive news reached Disc that John Evan, who fronted a pre-Jethro Tull band with Ian Anderson and Glenn Cornick, had joined the group on organ.
John headed the John Evan Band with Ian, Glenn and Ian's close friend "Jeffrey" but two years ago decided to return to Blackpool and continue his art studies. Ian subsequently re-formed the band into the original Jethro Tull.
John was featured on several tracks of the group's latest LP Benefit.
Jethro Tull's London office, Chrysalis, could not elaborate on the news on Monday, but did confirm John had joined the group as a regular member.
Thanks to Mike Wain for this article.