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    Posted: December 28 2007 at 19:54
Ian Anderson has received an MBE for his services to music.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7163660.stm


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2007 at 23:15
heh, nice

what's with the new look of the site?

Edited by King Crimson776 - December 28 2007 at 23:16
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 29 2007 at 00:58
Originally posted by King Crimson776

this is very unprog.

lol.LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 29 2007 at 02:51
Originally posted by Undercover Music News December 29th



Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson Awarded MBE

by Paul Cashmere - December 29 2007
photo by Ros O'Gorman

Queen Elizabeth II has awarded Jethro Tull founder and frontman the MBE.

The 59 year old singer and songwriter was granted the award in the Queen's annual honors list for his services to the music industry.

Anderson has been recording and performing with Jethro Tull for 40 years.

The Grammy Award winning Jethro Tull formed in 1967. The jazz-tinged rock band stood out amongst their contemporaries because Anderson played a flute instead of the traditional rock tool, the guitar.

Jethro Tull perfected the concept album with the release of 'Thick As A Brick' in 1972. They followed that up with another concept album 'A Passion Play'.

Probably Jethro Tull's greatest and least deserved achievement came in 1987 when they won the award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance award at the 1989 Grammy Awards. They beat Metallica who were nominated for 'And Justice For All'. After much criticism, as a joke, the band took out a press add stating "The flute is a Heavy Metal instrument". Metallica won the Grammy in the same category a year later. Lars Ulrich thanked Jethro Tull "for not putting out an album this year".

At the end of 2006, Tull were listed as having performed 2789 concerts since 1968. That gives them an average of 73 shows a year.

Away from the music industry, Anderson is a successful businessman in his own rite. He has invested his money in salmon farms. His Strathaird farm was worth £10.7 million before he started to sell off parts.

 


Even prog is rooted in the blues, at some point...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 29 2007 at 03:36
yeah!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 29 2007 at 11:11
Originally posted by Sckxyss

Cool.. but, what is the "MBE", exactly? Embarrassed

 
From Wikipedia:
 

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are:

  • Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE)
  • Knight Commander (KBE) or Dame Commander (DBE)
  • Commander (CBE)
  • Officer (OBE)
  • Member (MBE)

Only the two highest ranks entail admission into knighthood, an honour allowing the recipient to use the title 'Sir' (male) or 'Dame' (female) before their name. Honorary knighthoods, given to individuals who are not nationals of a realm where Queen Elizabeth II is Head of State, permit usage of the honour as a post-nominal but not as a title before their name. These recipients are classified as honorary members of the Order they receive, and do not contribute to the numbers restricted to that Order as full members do.

There is also a related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are not members of the Order, but who are nonetheless affiliated with the Order. This medal is no longer conferred in the United Kingdom or its dependencies, but is still used by the Cook Islands and by some other Commonwealth nations.

The Order's motto is For God and the Empire. It is the most junior of the British orders of chivalry and has more members than any other.

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The first pop/rock musicians to get gongs were the Beatles (MBE) in 1965 - Lennon subsequently returned his to protest against the Vietnam war.
 
David Gilmour was awarded the CBE in 2005, making him the first prog nusician to be honoured (I think).
 
A number of people have declined honours, including David Bowie and Paul Weller.


Edited by Syzygy - December 29 2007 at 11:12
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I've got my doubts about how much to contribute
to the already rich among us...'

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2007 at 05:19
Originally posted by Syzygy

A number of people have declined honours, including David Bowie and Paul Weller.


Actually, I would've expected Ian to do the same. Guess I misjudged him....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2007 at 05:43
Will he accept it standing on one leg?

Do 'The Stanley' otherwise I'll thrash you with some rhubarb.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2007 at 06:01
Originally posted by Man Erg

Will he accept it standing on one leg?


LOL

This isn't the same thing with making him Sir, right?

No, it isn't, just read Syz's explanations.




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2007 at 06:55
Originally posted by Man Erg

Will he accept it standing on one leg?


LOL Probably not. As far as I know, he only stands on one leg when playing his flute. Kind of hard to accept a medal with two hands and your head attached to the instrument....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2007 at 07:29
Got an MBE! this is of course a good thing, because it means that the queen has a little acquired taste for prog

what do you think?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2007 at 23:42

MBE? That's nothing-- sounds like some sort of business school degree. I propose that the Prog Archivers lobby for Ian to get the OBE or CBE or GBE or even sainthood-- let's not sell the good man short.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2007 at 03:16
Psh. Shoulda held out until he got king...
"There seem to be quite a large percentage of young American boys out there tonight. A long way from home, eh? Well so are we... Gotta stick together." -I. Anderson
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2007 at 06:17
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Originally posted by King Crimson776

this is very unprog.
lol.LOL

But seriously, and sorry for getting off topic, but this is super inconvenient. When you view someone's profile, you can't get to their reviews. You have to find their name somewhere on the review section and click it there.

Anyway, Ian Anderson getting knighted, seriously great stuff.
"It's music, and I like it" - Miles Davis on Sketches of Spain
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2007 at 06:23
... and I can't edit my post and the post options bar goes behind the quote box... and I had to make another comment to say that...
"It's music, and I like it" - Miles Davis on Sketches of Spain
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