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  1. Yes, when I was little. HYE glared at somebody?
  2. Great, the two soul mates are pretending they are enemies. (Jethro Tull reporting from the sidelines.) In 1976, I witnessed pandemonium when tix went on sale for Paul McCartney and Wings. They were a major league band. My first of four McCartney concerts.
  3. I'd like to see this topic started over, with first a definition of what we all feel are the major league bands. After that, we can go on to discuss the ones we don't get.
  4. That's an interesting first post for a new member of the chat room. Almost like you've been here for years. Why don't you go over to the "Meet and Greet" section and introduce yourself.
  5. This is a really odd topic. The reason being, if you truly "don't get" a major league band, then you probably don't even think they are a major league band.
  6. Yes. Have you ever dated somebody who was absolutely gorgeous?
  7. The Grateful Dead are really quite a phenomenon. I've heard them referred to as a jug band. Not sure that's quite accurate, but when you take into consideration the type of music they played, the era they played in and the level of popularity they obtained, it's an amazing story. I really enjoy Workingman's Dead and American Beauty. Probably boring stuff to a bonafide Dead fan, but there are some great tunes on both of those LP's. Plus there is a quality to Jerry's voice that is just awesome.
  8. Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne! For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne. We'll take a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne.
  9. I'm glad I recently balked on buying a couple of John's solo CDs. I've come to discover that everything is being remastered and released in various packages. Go to John's website for information regarding all the material being released in October. I'll probably pick up the Signature Box set. $$$ Also on September 25, the Fab Faux is playing a 70th birthday show dedicated to John's music at Radio City Music Hall. Dr. Winston O'boogie
  10. I'm a ticket stub freak.
  11. JethroTull


    I also "kinda" witnessed death first hand. When I was about 12 years old, a lifeguard at the swim club my family belonged to, was cleaning the drain at the bottom of the pool. His hand got stuck in the drain and he drowned. I remember people being hysterical. I didn't know him. My father died in 1983, at the age of 65. I was only 27. Half my life without dad. I hope this topic never dies.
  12. JethroTull


    Some sad stories here. It's amazing how the death of one person can sometimes throw an entire family into chaos. I'm always reading obituaries. It's interesting to see how people die and also how old they were. Starting in 1965, when I was 10 years old and continuing for about 10 years, my family lost a lot of people. Two grandmothers, a step grandfather, 2 aunts, 1 uncle. 4 plus, more distant relatives also died. A grandfather died in 1928, hence the step grandfather. Now my wife's family has been losing a lot of people. Currently our 20 year old niece is battling brain cancer. There is a great old song by George Harrison called "The Art of Dying" There'll come a time when all of us must leave here Then nothing Sister Mary can do Will keep me here with you As nothing in this life that I've been trying Could equal or surpass the art of dying Do you believe me? There'll come a time when all your hopes are fading When things that seemed so very plain Become an awful pain Searching for the truth among the lying And answered when you've learned the art of dying But you're still with me But if you want it Then you must find it But when you have it There'll be no need for it There'll come a time when most of us return here Brought back by our desire to be A perfect entity Living through a million years of crying Until you've realized the art of dying Do you believe me? More lyrics: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/g/george+harrison/#share
  13. Interesting how you just joined the chat forum today and instantly struck up a friendship with Silvermentalist. And this is the only topic you are posting in. ROTFLMAO!!
  14. Incidentally, I NEVER said Tull was bigger than Zeppelin. More proof that certain people don't read the fine print. If somebody asked me that question in 1973, I would have shrugged my shoulders and said "who cares".
  15. Rick, maybe you should read some copies of Melody Maker from the early to mid 70's.
  16. LOL!! Like I said, each of your posts confirm my suspicions. BTW, you're the one who has been banned a dozen times.
  17. Thanks for your reply. You confirmed EVERYTHING I wrote.
  18. Rick, that's BS. I know loads of people who frequent Tull chat boards who are from England, Italy, Germany, Australia, etc. I'm way too smart for your nonsense.
  19. First, I need to clear something up. Do you have a learning disability? You seem to read bits and pieces of posts and don't always get the entire message. It's frustrating to communicate with you. Jahfin is clearly frustrated and others are similarly confused about how you communicate. Also, I seem to remember you are on pain killers for a physical disability. Is it possible that the pain killers you take, inhibit your ability to understand and comprehend the written word. Maybe that's also got something to do with why you get banned so often. ADD or ADHD maybe? Now, I'll address your ridiculous comment..... You say Led Zeppelin is far bigger than Jethro Tull. NOT in the time period 1971 through 1975. I WAS there, totally immersed in music from English bands. And for what it's worth, during the 70's, Tull toured far more than Zeppelin and released more new music. The passage of time, has been far kinder to Zeppelin's musical legacy than Tull's. Like I say, I was there in the early-mid 70's, so you can't bullshit me (or any of the other intelligent people who post here).
  20. As Swede alluded to in his Billboard Chart of July 74, by the mid 70's the tide was starting to turn for many of the bands who established themselves in the 60's and early 70's. The popularity of punk (76-79) and new wave wasn't kind to the likes of Jethro Tull, Yes, ELP and yes, even The Rolling Stones and our beloved Led Zeppelin. Some of those bands fared better than others. Tull has soldiered on for over 40 years with a dedicated fan base, amidst personnel changes, Anderson's vocal difficulties, etc. The fact that Zeppelin stopped after 1980 benefited them in many ways. During the 80's and 90's, Zeppelin popularity probably increased during to younger generations interest in the band and their music. Although Tull has also attracted more young listeners, those numbers of new fans don't compare to Zeppelins I only use this comparison, because between 71 and 75, both Tull and Zeppelin were both huge draws. It was difficult to determine which band was bigger. I was an obsessed Tull fan starting in 71. Zeppelin was also a favorite during that period. That's my 2 cents worth.
  21. Yeah, failed business ventures and poor management. I never said the money ended up in his pocket.
  22. My father was also a good friend of Herb Alpert. Mr. Alpert, as I call him, led a famous band. He was also a co-founder of A & M records. My dad talks to him about twice a year now. The running joke between them is how each of them wanted to sign Ted Nugent to a record contract so they could retire early. They still joke about it. Nugent was making so much money for his record company it was sick. The guy didn't have a drug habit to feed, didn't drink, no stage props, etc, etc. You get it. Ted Nugent the most popular, money making machine of the 70's. FACT!!
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