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Ian Anderson (IV)


Ian Anderson, born in Fife, Scotland, is one of the most famous flautists 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 and founding member... See full bio »

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Known For

The Boondock Saints Soundtrack
(1999)
Apollo 18 Soundtrack
(2011)
Beautiful Girls Soundtrack
(1996)
Almost Famous Soundtrack
(2000)

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 2019 The Kominsky Method (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chapter 13. A Shenckman Equivocates (2019) ... (writer: "Aqualung")
 2018 Genius (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Picasso: Chapter Ten (2018) ... (arranger: "Bourée" - uncredited)
 2018 To Dust (writer: "Aqualung")
 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 Farewell De Gaulle, Farewell (TV Movie) (writer: "Skating Away (On The Thin Ice Of A New Day)")
 2009 Uutishuone (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ei aika mennyt koskaan palaa (2009) ... (writer: "Living in the Past")
 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 The Year of the Tick (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 Kites Over Helsinki (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 The World's Greatest Magic 4 (TV Special) (music: "Top League" - uncredited)
 1997 Christmas in Vienna (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Gala Christmas in Vienna (1997) ... (writer: "Another Christmas Song")
 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 - 3 episodes)
- Episode #14.1 (1977) ... (writer: "Ring Out Solstice Bells")
- Episode #13.52 (1976) ... (writer: "Ring Out Solstice Bells")
- Episode #13.50 (1976) ... (writer: "Ring Out Solstice Bells")
 1970 The 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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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

9 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Ian Scott Anderson | Ian Andersson | Jethro Tull

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

I had a firm resolve to walk away from Jethro Tull and playing live music. It was a feeling of betrayal - these people buy your record and then come to a concert and whistle and hoot and screech and generally do everything possible to stop you hearing what you're playing! A baying crowd just looking to get their jollies out of volume and repetitive rhythm - it all felt quite vulgar. See more »

Trivia:

Father-in-law of actor Andrew Lincoln. See more »

Trademark:

Has worn a head scarf when performing live since 1997 See more »

Nickname:

The Madman Flautist

Star Sign:

Leo

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