It's not everyday that a flute makes its way into a rock 'n' roll group. However, Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson was able to not just fit in but somehow stand out with the unconventional instrument.

Anderson birthed Jethro Tull with the idea of making it a blues rock band. However, given the unique talents of the members, the group was able to incorporate classical music, folk, jazz and progressive rock over the course of their illustrious career.

The flautist turns 65 this coming Aug. 10, and is currently celebrating the release of his 2012 solo album 'Thick as a Brick II.'