Wishbone Ash

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1995 (The 1996 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Argus (1972)

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Warrior (1972)

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Will Wishbone Ash be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


12 comments so far (post your own)


Posted by ROman on Wednesday, 12.17.08 @ 18:35pm

Roman makes a good point. Wishbone Ash is among those great groups that for some reason are far too underrated. Other bands in this category would include Uriah Heep, The Soft Machine, The 13th Floor Elevators, Spirit, Ten Years After, Strawbs, The Nice, Quicksilver Messenger Service and many others. Just listened to Wishbone Ash's "Warrior" on YouTube, great stuff there.

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 12.21.08 @ 12:36pm


Man you are so right!! Uriah Heep is the great band too! Thank God, they are still popular in Europe, Russsia, Japan.....

ps YES for Wishbone Ash! btw very cool band name!:)

Posted by Child in Time 27 on Sunday, 12.21.08 @ 13:43pm

Wishbone Ash were the first to use twin guitar solos and influenced The Eagles, Thin Lizzy, Steely Dan and Lynyrd Skynyrd. They have my vote.

Posted by Firebrick on Sunday, 12.21.08 @ 19:01pm

I had an amazing opportunity to see them live twice! What a band! Their influence is huge too! When are they going to get in?

Posted by Quiet Riot on Sunday, 12.21.08 @ 19:47pm

Wishbone Ash is vastly underrated and under appreciated- this will be why they will never be in the RRHOF. Considering the inductees (i.e. Madonna)in recent years, it may be a blessing in disguise.

The comments prior to this one are all right on the money. This band influenced many others who may have achieved more commercial success but never matched their musicianship and power.

Just ask Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden or Judas Priest who wrote the book for them as they were coming up the ladder- WISHBONE ASH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by fr21555 on Saturday, 04.11.09 @ 14:23pm

Wishbone Ash were pioneers of the twin lead guitars. Something that would later be used in bands like Thin Lizzy and Judas Priest. They don't have much of a chance of induction, but they were a great progressive-rock band.

Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 07.17.09 @ 23:04pm

I have just been reading a book on the history of heavy metal & it says Judas Priest pioneered the twin lead guitar concept. What a load of BS!!! Wishbone Ash were doing it years before JP arrived. I was fortunate to see them live here in New Zealand in 1975 and they were just amazing. Also met Andy Powell for an interview for student radio station - a very nice and talented guy. Great to see he's kept the band going all these years.

Posted by RichardS on Wednesday, 12.2.09 @ 23:07pm

Exactly Richard, Wishbone Ash should get the credit they deserve!

Posted by Bassmaster on Thursday, 12.3.09 @ 06:04am

Yes Wishbone Ash should definitly be inducted.They have such a unique sound never duplicated.They are my second favorite band after the Beatles.I saw them live 10 times.They played a few times at a place called the Warehouse in New Orleans,terrific concerts. I could go on forever,but I wish they would come back and play here again.

Posted by steve on Sunday, 07.11.10 @ 19:43pm

"Wishbone Ash were pioneers of the twin lead guitars." - Dude Man

Right you are, Dude Man. They'll probably never get in but I wouldn't complain if they did. Argus is a fantastic album.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 02.22.11 @ 10:32am

There's The Rub is the greatest rock album of all time. I saw them preform the whole album in Chicago in '74. OUTSTANDING!!!

Posted by Steve on Wednesday, 09.6.17 @ 21:23pm

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