When Wishbone Ash played Winterland in 11/3/73, my friends
and I decided to see if the band was staying at a hotel near by.
Dan Cuny went to the front desk and asked if Martin Turner
was staying there. The desk clerk informed Dan that he was and
even allowed Dan to call him in his room from the desk phone.
In a short time we were in the hotel rooms of Wishbone Ash.
They were still in bed, but gracious enough to welcome
our awkward advances for autographs.
That evening they put on a brilliant show.
Below is my collection of articles and albums.
To see the photos and read our memoirs, go to -
An Article from
magazine December 1971
A review of ARGUS
August 17, 1972
Andy Powell is interviewed.
December 23, 1972
A review of their single,
"So Many Things to Say".
July 21, 1973. It was not
favorable. They never achieved
the success of ARGUS again.
Wishbone Ash Played with another British band, HOME,
a month before we saw them at Winterland.
Their lead guitarist, Laurie Wisefield, replaced
Ted Turner a few months later.
Their live album was released shortly after
we saw them. A good album, but failed to capture
the excitement of the concert.
They were playing from their newest release,
Many British groups had their LPs designed by Hipgnosis.
They used bold graphic visuals, mainly from manipulated
photographs. I always recognized and enjoyed their cover art.
Read more - Hipgnosis
Their first album, Pilgrimage
Their second and most successful, Argus