Wishbone Ash – Bald men fighting over a comb?

There still seems to be no love lost between Andy Powell and Martyn Turner over the Wishbone Ash name. The court has ruled in favour of Andy Powell’s exclusive ownership of the name, but Martyn Turner is appealing, so this is going to run on for a while yet.

While Powell appears to have the letter of the law on his side at the moment, you’re still left with the impression that he’s shafted his former bandmates.

But I can’t help feeling that it’s long past time for the two of them to bury the hatchet, but there’s so much bad blood I can’t see that ever happening. Since the band’s glory days are long in the past, and both Turner and Powell are trogging round the nostalgia circuit, the whole thing does feel like two bald men fighting over a comb.

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2 Responses to Wishbone Ash – Bald men fighting over a comb?

  1. PaulE says:

    There is no truth in the rumour that lawyers are to start a tribute band called Wish-some Cash

  2. Tim Hall says:


    But you’re right – The real winners here are the lawyers. Surprised to be honest that the Wishbone Ash name is still valuable enough to be fighting over.