Ian Anderson, guitar and harp,
Jeffrey Hammond, bass,
John Evans, piano,
Michael Stephens, guitar and
Barrie Barlow on drums
changed the name and the members.
First they were called John Evan Band, later on John Evan's Smash.
Mr. Hammond was replaced by
Mr. Stephens by
and Mr. Barlow by
Mr. Evans left and his place kept empty.
The name of the band turned into
* Jethro Tull
In 1968 the first album was created -
- This Was
filled with - you guess - blues
and the first flute sounds, played by Ian Anderson.
Mr. Abrahams did not like the changes of the sound and left to create
* Blodwyn Pig
Martin Lancelot Barre joined in.
The next album released in 1969 was called
- Stand Up
and the first pieces of jazz, folk and classics were integrated.
the third album fallowed in 1970 and John Evans returned.