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Ian Anderson (IV)

Ian Anderson, born in Fife, Scotland, is one of the most famous and innovative flute-players of the last 40 years. A singer and composer, Anderson is also a multi instrumentalist, including acoustic and electric guitars, saxophone, percussion, keyboards, bagpipe, violin, balalaika, clarinet and a large variety of whistles. He is the lead vocalist ... See full bio »

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 2018 Genius (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Picasso: Chapter Ten (2018) ... (arranger: "Bourée" - uncredited)
 2016 The Brontes at the BBC (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Living In The Past" - uncredited)
 2016 Brahman Naman (writer: "Locomotive Breath")
 2015 Fargo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Did You Do This? No, You Did It! (2015) ... (writer: "Locomotive Breath" - uncredited)
 2015 Dolezal Backstage (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (writer: "Lap of Luxury", "Steel Monkey")
 2015 Eve al Desnudo (Short) (performer: "Fat Man") / (writer: "Fat Man")
 2013 Don Jon (writer: "Sport News 2")
 2011-2012 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) ... (writer: "Locomotive Breath")
- Like a Virgin (2011) ... (writer: "A New Day Yesterday")
 2011 Acoustic at the BBC (TV Movie) (writer: "Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day" (1977))
 2011 Apollo 18 (writer: "Cheap Day Return" - as Ian Scott Anderson)
 2010 30 Rock (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- College (2010) ... (writer: "Aqualung" - uncredited)
 2010 Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (Video Game) (writer: "Aqualung")
 2009 Adieu De Gaulle adieu (TV Movie) (writer: "Skating Away (On The Thin Ice Of A New Day)")
 2008 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (TV Movie) (writer: "Aqualung")
 2006 Salvador (Puig Antich) (writer: "Locomotive Breath")
 1995-2006 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Girls Just Want to Have Sums (2006) ... (writer: "Thick As A Brick")
- Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming (1995) ... (writer: "Aqualung")
 2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Free or Die (2006) ... (writer: "Aqualung")
 2006 The Goodbye Kiss (writer: "Aqualung" (1971))
 2006 Life on Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... (writer: "Cross Eyed Mary" - uncredited)
 2005 AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (writer: "Aqualung")
 2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Singing for Our Lives (2005) ... (arranger: "Bouree")
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Woods (2005) ... (writer: "Aqualung")
 2005 Heartbeat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (2005) ... (writer: "We Used to Know")
 2004 Michael Moore Hates America (Documentary) (writer: "Maze")
 2004 El año de la garrapata (writer: "Behavior Problem", "From the Street")
 2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (writer: "Aqualung")
 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 (Documentary) (writer: "Aqualung" (1969))
 2003 Crooked Lines (writer: "Skating Away")
 2003 King of the Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Incredible Hank (2003) ... (writer: "Aqualung" - uncredited)
 2002 Comedian (Documentary) (writer: "Bouree")
 2002 Moonlight Mile (writer: "Hymn 43", "Aqualung")
 2001 Picture Claire (writer: "Segue")
 2001 Drakarna över Helsingfors (writer: "Wind-up")
 2001 Top Ten (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Prog Rock (2001) ... (writer: "Back To The Family", "Living In The Past", "Nothing Is Easy", "Witches Promise", "Thick As A Brick", "Aqualung', "Ring Out Solstice Bells", "Too Old To Rock And Roll, Too Young To Die", "Missing Willie")
 2000 Almost Famous (writer: "Teacher")
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chokin' and Tokin' (2000) ... (writer: "Aqualung" - uncredited)
 1999 Happy Tree Friends (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Wrong Side of the Tracks/From Hero to Eternity/And the Kitchen Sink (1999) ... (writer: "Fylingdale Flyer" - uncredited)
 1999 Mystery, Alaska (performer: "Drive") / (writer: "Drive")
 1999 The Boondock Saints (writer: "War Not War")
 1998 Tzitut, sof tzitut (Short) (writer: "From A Deadbeat To An Old Greaser")
 1997 A Gala Christmas in Vienna (TV Movie) (writer: "Another Christmas Song")
 1997 The World's Greatest Magic 4 (TV Special) (music: "Top League" - uncredited)
 1997 Boogie Nights (writer: "Fatman")
 1996 The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (Documentary) (writer: "Song For Jeffrey")
 1996 Breaking the Waves (writer: "Cross Eyed Mary")
 1996 Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival (Documentary) (writer: "My Sunday Feeling")
 1996 Beautiful Girls (writer: "Locomotive Breath")
 1995 Jumanji (writer: "Locomotive Breath" (1971))
 1995 The Young Poisoner's Handbook (writer: "Living In The Past")
 1992 Crossing the Bridge (writer: "Locomotive Breath")
 1987 Vier gegen Willi (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (1987) ... (writer: "Locomotive Breath")
 1982 Golden Years (Video) (writer: "Wind Up" - uncredited)
 1980 Ohne Maulkorb (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jethro Tull und Barkley James Harvest - Live in der Münchner Olympiahalle 1 & 2. April 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Aqualung", "Dark Ages", "Home", "Orion", "Too Old to Rock 'N' Roll, Too Young to Die", "Cross-Eyed Mary", "Minstrel in the Gallery")
 1976-1977 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 6 January 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Ring Out Solstice Bells")
- Episode #13.52 (1976) ... (writer: "Ring Out Solstice Bells")
 1970 Road to Salina (performer: "Bourrée") / (writer: "Bourrée")
 1969 Tous en Scene (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 November 1969 (1969) ... (arranger: "Bourée")
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Alternate Names:

Ian Scott Anderson | Ian Andersson | Jethro Tull


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Even with records like Forever Changes, Sgt Pepper and Are You Experienced, it was a little later before the enormity of how good some of that music was really sank in. The year of '67 turned out to have raised the stakes. It got away from the three-chord trick. Rock music developed sophistication. Great pieces like Cream's 'Tales of Brave Ulysses' didn't have much to do with black America any ... See more »


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