This Day In Rock. Wishbone Ash
Martin Turner was born in Torquay, Devon, on October 1, 1947. He took up the guitar at age 14, later switching to bass. Together with brother Glenn, Martin formed his first band, The Torinoes, in 1963. By 1966, the band had evolved into the Empty Vessels, where future Wishbone Ash drummer, Steve Upton, would join the brothers.
In 1969, the band turned professional and relocated to London and under the management of Miles Copeland, they became Wishbone Ash.
Disagreements over group policy and musical direction led to Martin resigning from the band in 1980 to pursue a career in record production. After this, Martin continued to write and record, forming a new band called the Wolf Gang.
In 1987, Powell and Upton, who had continued as Wishbone Ash throughout the '80s, invited Martin to rejoin. The reunion commenced with the recording of an instrumental album and touring to support the album.
In his 90s Martin spent a good deal of time producing records at his home studio in England.
In 2004, Martin formed Wishbone Featuring Martin Turner and later changed the name to Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash in 2005.