Today we celebrate the birthday of Jethro Tull lead singer and flutist Ian Anderson. He turns 64 today, August 10. We're counting down Tull's best live performances from YouTube.

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    Jethro Tull teams up with contemporary violinist Lucia Micarelli (featured in HBO's Treme) to cover the classic Lep track Kashmir. Hot damn, this is good!

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    Thick as a Brick

    Ian Anderson is captured in full minstrel regalia in this live performance from Madison Square Garden from 1978.

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    We Used to Know

    Was this song the musical inspiration for the Eagles 'Hotel California?" Lots of Tull fans think so. Listen and hear the resemblance.

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    Cross Eyed Mary

    Jethro Tull opened their 20 Years of Tull tour with 'Cross Eyed Mary' followed up by 'Nothing is Easy.'

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    Jethro Tull's best known track features Ian Anderson in his typical stage antics along with tasty guitar licks, even though he once claimed he'd give up the guitar because "he'd never be as good as Clapton."

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