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Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Story Behind Jethro Tull's 'Aqualung'


Jethro Tull had already hit the top spot on the U.K. charts with their 1969 release, Stand Up, but success in America was a harder nut to crack.

Their third album, 1970's Benefit, came close to the U.S. Top 10, but stopped one mark short, landing at No. 11.

It wasn't until the band issued their landmark album Aqualung in 1971 that the doors to mainstream acceptance flung open in a big way, with the record going all the way to No. 7.

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