This week, I’m going to veer away from the “Top 40” stuff in this series of music alluded to in the novel The Ten Weeks.  And veer is a nice way to put it: it’s a video of Jethro Tull’s “A New Day Yesterday,” originally on their second album, Stand Up.

This live performance comes from Fillmore East in 1970, not only contemporaneous (more or less) with the novel’s setting, but probably with the same performers who made Stand Up (Ian Anderson of course, but also Martin Barre, Glenn Cornick and Clive Bunker (they also made the next album Benefit, but with the addition there of Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond.)

It’s fair to say that Jethro Tull dominated my gramophone for most of the first half of the 1970’s, as evidenced by posts like this: