Which band was named after an 18th century English inventor?
While a British rock band made his name famous nearly 300 years after his birth, Jethro Tull (1664 – 1741) was renowned in his own right as an agricultural pioneer and the inventor of the seed drill, the horse drawn hoe, and an improved plough, all major developments in the agricultural revolution. Tull's methods helped to provide the basis for modern agriculture. The progressive rock band Jethro Tull took their name after the 18th century agriculturalist. The name proved to be popular and memorable, and it stuck.
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