Ian Anderson Bio

(musician, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter.)

Relationship Statistics of Ian Anderson

What is Ian Anderson marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce): Married
When did Ian Anderson get married ? (married date): April, 1976
How many children does Ian Anderson have ? (name): Two (Gael Anderson, and James Duncan Anderson)
Is Ian Anderson having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Ian Anderson gay ?: No
Who is Ian Anderson wife ? (name): Shona Learoyd

More about the relationship

Ian Anderson was previously married to Jennie Franks from February 1970 to 1974. At present, he is married to Shona Learoyd. The pair married in April 1976. They have two children from the marriage, Gael Anderson, and James Duncan Anderson. The marriage is going strong as there is no news regarding any extramarital affairs at present.

Who is Ian Anderson?

Ian Anderson is a British musician, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. People mostly recognize him as the acoustic guitarist and the lead vocalist of British rock band Jethro Tull. Additionally, he also plays several other instruments including balalaika, saxophone, harmonica, keyboards, and bass guitar among others.

Ian Anderson’s Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Anderson was born in Dunfermline, the United Kingdom on August 10, 1947. He is the son of James Anderson who ran the RSA Boiler Fluid Company in East Port. Throughout the initial phase of his childhood years, he grew up in Edinburgh. Later, he moved to Blackpool, Lancashire, England. He was interested in the world of music since his childhood years. He is of Scottish nationality. Furthermore, he belongs to English ethnic background.

Talking about his education, Anderson attended Blackpool Grammar School. Additionally, he studied fine art at Blackpool College of Art from 1964 to 1966.

Ian Anderson’s Career, Salary, Net Worth

Anderson initially worked as a sales assistant at Lewis’s department store in Blackpool. Later, he formed ‘The Blades’ in 1963 alongside Michael Stephens (guitar), John Evan (keyboards), Barriemore Barlow(drums) and Jeffrey Hammond (bass). People refer to him as ‘deranged flamingo’ due to his famous one-legged flute stance. After several years in Jethro Tull, he began his solo career in 1980 and wrote the album ‘A’ as a solo record. However, it was later released under the Jethro Tull name. His first solo album was ‘Walk into Light’ which was released in 1983.

Furthermore, Anderson has released five other studio albums as a solo artist namely ‘Divinities: Twelve Dances with God’, ‘The Secret Language of Birds’, ‘Rupi’s Dance’, ‘Thick as a Brick 2’ and ‘Homo Erraticus’. In addition, he is also a director of four companies: Jethro Tull Production Limited, Ian Anderson Group of Companies Limited, Ian Anderson Limited and Calliandra Productions Limited. More recently, Anderson released the studio album ‘Jethro Tull – The String Quartets’ on 24 March 2017.

Anderson has received the Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement. Additionally, he has also received an honorary Doctorate of Literature from Heriot-Watt University. He was also appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2008. Furthermore, he is a proud recipient of Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Letters) from Abertay University.

Anderson has not revealed his current salary. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $ 30 million at present.

Ian Anderson’s Rumors, Controversy

Anderson has not been part of any notable controversies in his career. Furthermore, at present, there are no rumors concerning his life and career.

Ian Anderson’s Body Measurement

Talking about his body measurement, Anderson has a height of 1.75 m. Additionally, his hair color is dark brown and eye color is light brown.

Ian Anderson’s Social Media

Although not directly involved, Anderson’s band Jethro Tull has a number of followers on several social sites including Twitter and Instagram. The band’s page has over 31.2k followers on Instagram. Additionally, ‘Jethro Tull’ has more than 46.4k followers on Twitter.

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References: (jethrotull, discogs, guitarworld, ultimateclassicrock)

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