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Barriemore Barlow (born Barrie Barlow, 10 September 1949, Birmingham) is best known as the drummer and percussionist for the rock band, Barriemore Barlow (born Barrie Barlow, 10 September 1949, Birmingham) is best known as the drummer and percussionist for the rock band, Jethro Tull, from May 1971 to June 1980.

Jethro Tull

Barlow was a school friend, and former bandmate of Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson. He joined after the departure of Clive Bunker and played on the following albums:
“Life’s a Long Song” (EP)

Thick as a Brick
Living in the Past (compilation including above EP)
A Passion Play
War Child
Minstrel in the Gallery
Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die!
Songs from the Wood
Heavy Horses
Bursting Out
Stormwatch

Upset by the death of bassist John Glascock, Barlow left Jethro Tull in 1980, after completing the final leg of the Stormwatch tour.

Since Jethro Tull

Barlow went on to do various session projects, including work with Robert Plant, John Miles, and Jimmy Page, and he also started his own band for a spell called Storm. He played on the Yngwie Malmsteen album Rising Force. He played on the Kerry Livgren album, Seeds of Change.

Barlow has a recording studio, The Doghouse, on his property in Shiplake, Oxfordshire, England. He is currently managing a band from Henley on Thames called The Repertoires, and has also been linked with other local bands which echo his own folk-influenced musical history, such as Reading’s Smokey Bastard.

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  • avillan1

    Dear Barriemore, We are getting in touch with you again to let you know that we have a confirmed date for our next Jethro Tull convention. It will take place next July 5th 2008. On our website ww.tullianos.com you can see all the information about our lasts conventions. To our parties have attended Clive Bunker, Glenn Cornick, John Evan, Dave Pegg… and bands like Beggars Farm, Mother Goose, Day-G

    21 Apr 2008 Reply