Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson (born Aug. 10, 1947) is a Scottish-born singer, flutist, and composer, known internationally as the leader and mainstay of the legendary English rock band Jethro Tull, which released 20 studio albums between 1968 and 1999. As a solo artist, he debuted with the album Walk Into Light, recorded in collaboration with Tull’s then-keyboardist Peter Vettese and released on Chrysalis in 1983.

Amid the band’s slowdown, Anderson released the CD Divinities: Twelve Dances With God on the classical label Angel in 1995, followed by two discs of primarily acoustic music on Fuel 2000 during the early noughties. In 2012, he revisited the character of Gerald Bostock — the child protagonist of Tull’s classic 1972 album Thick as a Brick — on the Chrysalis release Thick as a Brick 2: Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock?, released as Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson. He followed this with the CD Homo Erraticus on Kscope in 2014.


  • Walk Into Light (1983)
  • Divinities: Twelve Dances With God (1995)
  • The Secret Language of Birds (2000)
  • Rupi’s Dance (2003)
  • Thick as a Brick 2: Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock? (2012 • Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson)
  • Homo Erraticus (2014)

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