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Jethro Tull was an English rock band that forged a synthesis of folk music, hard blues, jazz, and classical music to become one of the first of the British progressive rock groups. When a booking agent, a history buff, suggested they use the name Jethro Tull, an eccentric 16th-17th English agriculturalist, it seemed to fit. The leader of the group was not anyone named Tull, but Ian Anderson, who learned the flute, just to avoid being yet another guitar band.