Description: Bassist, UK
Known For: A member of band “Jethro Tull” – 1971 – 1976

Instruments: Bass
Music Styles: Rock

Location: United Kingdom

Date Born: 30th July 1946
Location Born: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Web Site:   Official biography on Jethro Tull website

Other Links: See below:


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Jeffrey Hammond

An English bass Player.

Jeffrey Hammond (born 30 July 1946) sometimes credited as Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, is an artist, musician, and former bass guitar player for the progressive rock band Jethro Tull.

Hammond adopted the name “Hammond-Hammond” as a joke, since both his father’s name and mother’s maiden name were the same. He also joked in interviews that his mother defiantly chose to keep her maiden name, just like Eleanor Roosevelt.

One of several band members from Blackpool, England, he met band leader Ian Anderson in school when he was 17 years old, eventually joining a band with Anderson and future Jethro Tull members John Evan and Barriemore Barlow.

He then left the band to continue his career in art. According to Ian Anderson’s sleevenotes for the 2002 reissue of Tull’s Minstrel in the Gallery, Hammond “returned to his first love, painting, and put down his bass guitar, never to play again.”

Hammond’s replacement as bass player was John Glascock, a professional musician. Hammond had required considerable practice and rehearsal to play Jethro Tull’s music. Despite his being a friend of Ian Anderson this lack of acumen led to some friction and tended to drag out the rehearsal process.

Before joining the band as a performer, Hammond appears to have spent much time with them in the background.

Although Hammond is no longer playing music, he is not bitter about his time in Jethro Tull, having attended the band’s 25th anniversary reunion party in 1994 and participating in an interview, along with Ian Anderson and Martin Barre, that was featured as a bonus track on the reissue of Thick as a Brick.


Aqualung (1971)
Thick as a Brick (1972)
Living in the Past (compilation, 1972)
A Passion Play (1973)
War Child (1974)
Minstrel in the Gallery (1975)

LINKS: Official biography on Jethro Tull website

  1. ^ Nollen, Scott Allen (2002). Jethro Tull: a history of the band, 1968–2001

    . McFarland. pp. 82–. ISBN 978-0-7864-1101-6. Retrieved 18 June 2011.

  2. Jump up ^ Rees, David. Minstrels in the Gallery, 1998, ISBN 0-946719-22-5, p. 40.
  3. Jump up ^ Rees, p. 70.
  4. Jump up ^ http://jethrotull.com/the-attic/past-band-members-and-guests/jeffrey-hammond/