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2-february-1968 Savoy Brown Blues Band

DATE: Thursday, 2nd, February, 1968
LOCATION: 90 Wardour Street
MAIN ACT: Savoy Brown Blues Band
SUPPORTING BAND: Jethro Tull
BAND MEMBERS: Ian Anderson (vocals, flute, harmonica), Glenn Cornick (bass), Mick Abrahams (guitar), Clive Bunker (drums)


This was the first night of the band as Jethro Tull since they had played a previous gig on January the16th as Blue Navy. On this night the band started a long Friday residency at the Marquee club that lasted for about 20 weeks.

Press on this night
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Jethro Tull
February, 1968

"New British Blues group, Jethro Tull, have signed a ?50,000 contract with the Ellis-Wright Agency, and have also negotiated a five year recording deal with MGM records.

Their first record, an original composition called "Sunshine Day", is to be released on February 16, on MGM in Britain, and on the Music Factory label in America. They also have an L.P. for release in the U.S. in March.

The group is at the Marquee on February 2 and 9, and the Speakeasy on February 5."


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