24: Living In The Past – Jethro Tull

NeilTop 30 - Never Made It Songs

Year Released: 1969 & re-released in 1973
Highest Chart Position: 92 (1969) & 49 (1973)
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What a fantastic era this was for innovative music!

Jethro Tull formed in the late 1960’s in Bedfordshire in the UK and brought together elements of folk music and harder rock music to create a unique sound. Dominated by the flute playing of their lead singer,
Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull’s first appearance in the Australian top 100 occurred in 1969 with Love Story, which was soon followed by Living In The Past which made it to an unflattering number 92 in Australia.

Re-released in 1973, Living In The Past made it to number 49 on it’s second attempt. While the outcome was uninspiring, the song stands up as a fabulous example of the progressive rock movement that was raging at the end of the 1960’s!