Today is the birthday of Jethro Tull's Dave Pegg, born in
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 '70s saw many successful albums for the band, both in the UK and U.
S., notably Aqualungand 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 (that was a joke, right?), have continued
to release albums and tour. Other birthdays:Carter Beauford (D. Matthews Band