Thursday, January 26, 2012

Jethro Tull, Thick Bricks, and Seed Drills...

Drill And Brick : A man drilling a hole in the brick wall. Stock Photo
(Note:  This is not a seed drill.)
Photo courtesy

Earlier today I was talking with a farmer about the inventors of farming tools, when he mentioned that the seed drill was invented by Jethro Tull.  I responded "Jethro Tull?!  The rock group invented the seed drill?!"  The he explained to me that Jethro Tull (1674-1741) was an English agriculturist.  Then he explained that one of the English rock group's booking agents was a history buff, and he's the one who named the rock group after the agriculturist.

One of my favorite rock albums is Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull, the rock group.  What's one of your favorite rock albums?  (You can leave comments below.)

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