Wishbone Ash were formed in Torquay, England '69 by brothers Glen & Martin Turner. The bands unique twin-lead guitar lineup gave blues-based progressive rock its trademark sound. Religion got the best of Ted Turner and he left after Live Dates - replaced by Laurie Wisefield (ex-Home). Martin Turner left for a 'production^ career ^ bassist John Wetton (ex-King Crimson, Family) played on Number The Brave and Trevor Bolder (ex- Bowie, Uriah Heep) on Twin Barrels Burning. Bolder rejoined Uriah Heep, replaced by Mervyn Spence (ex-Trapeze).
The band split in 2006 with original member Martin Turner taking the helm of his own version called Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash (see separate listing on proggnosis)