Andy Powell has 68 candles on his birthday cake today. Andy is best known for h…

Written by on February 20, 2018


Andy Powell has 68 candles on his birthday cake today. Andy is best known for his work with Wishbone Ash. Growing up, Andy couldn’t afford to buy a guitar so he made his own Les Paul style copy.

In 1969, Andy answered a Melody Maker classified ad in which Martin Turner and Steve Upton were looking for a guitar player. Being unable to choose between Powell and another applicant (Ted Turner), Wishbone Ash was formed with two lead guitarists and they became known for their innovative use of twin lead guitarists.

Besides WA, Andy has recorded numerous sessions for other artists, including George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Kashif, Cilla Black, Stewart Copeland and Renaissance.

In 1988, Powell contributed to Miles Copeland III’s Night of the Guitar project alongside Ted Turner, touring extensively with artists such as Randy California, Jan Akkerman, Steve Howe, Steve Hunter, Robby Krieger, Leslie West and Alvin Lee.

Andy is still out touring with Wishbone Ash these days.

Happy Birthday Andy!!!!




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