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Wishbone Ash

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Wishbone Ash
Background information
OriginTorquay, England
GenresHard rock, blues rock, progressive rock
Years active1969–present
LabelsMCA, AVM, Neat, IRS, Invisible Hands Music, Permanent, Talking Elephant, Decca, Steamhammer/SPV
MembersAndy Powell
Bob Skeat
Joe Crabtree
Mark Abrahams
Past member(s)Martin Turner
Ted Turner
Steve Upton
Laurie Wisefield
and many others

Wishbone Ash are a British rock band. They started in Torquay, England in 1969. They were most popular in the 1970s. The first and main members were Martin Turner (bass and vocals), Steve Upton (drums), Andy Powell (guitar and vocals) and Ted Turner (guitar and vocals). After Ted Turner left the group in 1974, Laurie Wisefield became the new guitarist. Since then, the group have had many different members. Only Andy Powell is still in the band.

They are well known as one of the first bands to use two lead guitars in hard rock. This inspired bands like Iron Maiden. Their most popular album is Argus (1972), which got up to number 3 on the UK Albums Chart in 1972.[1][2]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Annette Carson (2001). Jeff Beck: Crazy Fingers. Backbeat Books. p. 34. ISBN 978-0879306328.
  2. "The Yardbirds Bio". Rollingstone.com.
  3. Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. pp. 1076–1077. ISBN 1-84195-017-3.