You Say It's Your Birthday: Jethro Tull's Dave Pegg

Today is the birthday of Jethro Tull's Dave Pegg, born this day 1947.

Named after an 18th century agriculturist, the band formed in 1968

after performing briefly as The John Evan Band. Jethro Tull gained

success in the late '60s UK music scene appearing with bands like Pink

Floyd and the Rolling Stones. The Seventies saw many successful albums

for the band, both in the UK and U. S., notably Aqualung and

A Passion Play, as well as a greatest hits collection. The

next decade held many personnel changes, with several members leaving

to pursue solo projects, and new members joining on. Nevertheless, in

1988 the band embarked on a 20th anniversary tour, although only one

original member, leader/vocalist Ian Anderson, remained. The following

year the band won Best Hard Rock/ Metal Performance for their album

Crest of A Knave at the 31st Grammy Awards, have continued to

release albums and tour.