Jethro Tull: A group of five Ian Anderson letters, 1967/68,

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Lot 232
Jethro Tull: A group of five Ian Anderson letters,
1967/68,

Sold for £ 1,625 (US$ 1,986) inc. premium
Jethro Tull: A group of five Ian Anderson letters,
1967/68,
all sent to 'Yvonne', three with original envelopes, variously referring to developments with his musical career, including,
'...I signed contracts for publishing rights to my songs this morning...and a man leaves London for America...after we finish recording with demos of the new numbers which he hopes to do deals with in the U.S.A...',
'...Christmas Song is for you...So far I have written or partly written 6 songs for the new album. Still no news of a new guitarist. We hold auditions next week. Mick still does not know. I am buying an alto sax on Monday for the new L.P...Oh yes-we appear on T.V. soon-The Rolling Stones rock + roll circus thing they are doing. Also Traffic, Aretha Franklin...We only do one number I think...'
'...We have not played at all since we came back from Wales, and this record business looks like falling apart all together...If I want to continue with music I will have to be semi-pro and get a job anyway in Blackpool...'
'...We go for a photo session on Saturday morning which should be a laugh...The 2nd Feb might be all right. We are playing at the Marquee then so the best thing to do probably is to meet me outside...'
(this letter also with a drawing by Ian, a self-portrait of himself as an artist with a large frame containing the word 'Nothing')
'...We have finished the next single (which will be released before Xmas) and I especially like the B side...Titles are ''Love Story'' and ''Christmas Song''. I wrote ''Christmas Song'' while you were down here. So it is for (but not about) you...'
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