Effective period / Period of releases: 1970 - 2020
Members: Claire Hamill, John Wetton, Trevor Bolder, Ben Granfelt, Laurie Wisefield, John Tout, Michael Sturgis, Andy Pyle, Ted Turner, Jamie Crompton, Andy Powell, Steve Upton, Martin Turner (2), Ray Weston, Bob Skeat (2), Jyrki Manninen, Robbie France, Mark Birch, Mervyn Spence, Joe Crabtree, Roger Filgate, Tony Kishman, Mark Abrahams (2)Wishbone Ash are a British rock band who achieved particular success in the early and mid-1970s with their most critically acclaimed records including Wishbone Ash (1970), Argus (1972), There's the Rub (1974) and New England (1976). Although the band lacked a definitive vocalist like Roger Daltrey (The Who), Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) or Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), they were famous for popularising the twin lead guitar.
Formed in Devon in 1969 out of the ashes of the group The Empty Vessels.
Original Wishbone Ash.
Andy Powell - lead guitar, vocals
Ted Turner - lead guitar, vocals
Martin Turner - bass, vocals
Steve Upton - drums