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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 19:46 - May 21 with 888 viewsJinxy

Listening to Argus tonight in the garden, and remembered the gig in Singleton Park (or was it near the boating lake?). Does anyone remember this, and did anyone go?
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 19:55 - May 21 with 648 viewssP7qupUf

Didn't go to that gig but saw them in Pontardawe a little while ago. Big album selling band from my youth. Still enjoy listening to their music very much.
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 20:06 - May 21 with 641 viewsWarwickHunt

Saw them at the Patti, early 70s.
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 20:11 - May 21 with 630 viewsMuteswan

Saw them in The Rank.
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 20:16 - May 21 with 626 viewsJinxy

We didn't live in God's own back then. We drove down for a McDonald's in baglan and ventured on as I'd heard they were there. We had a 3 month old baby so left him and Mrs J in the car, rushed in and saw The King Will Come, then had to leave, doh! Years later, they played Bridgend rec, a short walk from us - they were brilliant. With the permission of the lead guitarist (not Andy Powell), I peeled his play list off the stage (on 2nd encore). Prized possession.
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 20:16 - May 21 with 626 viewsBest_loser

A rock band with a great name

For a change
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 20:23 - May 21 with 613 viewsJinxy

Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 20:06 - May 21 by WarwickHunt

Saw them at the Patti, early 70s.


Brilliant - probs the original line up (Upton, 2xturners,powell)?
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 20:33 - May 21 with 592 viewsLeonWasGod

Never heard of them, before my time.
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 20:35 - May 21 with 590 viewsDr_Winston

I was there. Was only 11 at the time but my dad loved them and I went along with him. From what I can remember it was a good gig.

From memory it was on the lacrosse field right by the seafront.

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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 20:47 - May 21 with 579 viewsWarwickHunt

Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 20:23 - May 21 by Jinxy

Brilliant - probs the original line up (Upton, 2xturners,powell)?


Line-up from the first album I think.

I was mates with the promoters so had a sneaky go on their guitars on stage before the punters came in. 🎸😎
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 21:21 - May 21 with 555 viewsGaryjack

Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 20:47 - May 21 by WarwickHunt

Line-up from the first album I think.

I was mates with the promoters so had a sneaky go on their guitars on stage before the punters came in. 🎸😎


I was there as well. Thinking about it, i think it was my last 'trip'.
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 21:25 - May 21 with 544 viewsPegojack

I see Wishbone Ash are playing on a double bill with Focus guitarist Jan Akkerman at St George's, Bristol on Jan. 28th next year. 'A Night of Progressive and Contemporary Music featuring both back catalogues from late 60s to present day'. Very tempted. Saw Akkerman in concert 18 months ago in Holland, he was brilliant.
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 21:33 - May 21 with 531 viewsJinxy

Would love to see them again, hopefully Swansea, to make a night of it! Funny thing is, when you look around in these gigs, there's grey (or no, or both in my case) hair everywhere.
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 21:34 - May 21 with 527 viewsJinxy

Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 20:33 - May 21 by LeonWasGod

Never heard of them, before my time.


Listen to an album called Argus, Leon.
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 21:42 - May 21 with 518 viewsDarran

Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 21:25 - May 21 by Pegojack

I see Wishbone Ash are playing on a double bill with Focus guitarist Jan Akkerman at St George's, Bristol on Jan. 28th next year. 'A Night of Progressive and Contemporary Music featuring both back catalogues from late 60s to present day'. Very tempted. Saw Akkerman in concert 18 months ago in Holland, he was brilliant.
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I’ve been to St Georges several times. It’s a magnificent intimate venue.

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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 22:12 - May 21 with 483 viewsdickythorpe

Great band. I'm sure they played a gig at a small venue in Swansea only 2 years ago.
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 07:08 - May 22 with 407 viewsDr_Winston

Wishbone Ash were the reason Steve Harris of Iron Maiden always wanted two lead guitarists.

Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair, or f*cking beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back.

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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 07:44 - May 22 with 396 views1964white

One of the greatest guitar bands of the early 70's, saw them many times.

Still play their first three albums : Wishbone Ash, Pilgrimage & Argus

Brilliant band!
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 08:07 - May 22 with 391 viewstheloneranger

They played Swansea University and the Patti, a few months apart in 1971 (?)
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 10:27 - May 22 with 346 viewsdickythorpe

https://www.fatsoma.com/thesceneclub/nojl40ro/wishbone-ash

& Another version
http://www.derricksmusic.co.uk/Tickets.html?event=5839

They've gone like UB4O then, 2 different variations
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 10:40 - May 22 with 340 viewsLeonWasGod

Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 21:34 - May 21 by Jinxy

Listen to an album called Argus, Leon.


Will do, ta.

Ah, I have heard of them and recognise Blowin' Free, but I hadn't realised who they were. This is right up my alley thanks - PS delivers again.

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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 11:03 - May 22 with 328 viewsdna

There were 2 versions of Wishbone Ash touring.

Went to see Martin Turner's at the St David's Hall in Cardiff (just checked and can't believe it was 2008) - they were with The Groundhogs & Focus. They did an excellent set comprising mainly of the Argus album.

Saw Andy Powell's band at Pontardawe Arts Centre a couple of years earlier

Thought Turner's band were far better
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 11:24 - May 22 with 308 viewsPegojack

Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 11:03 - May 22 by dna

There were 2 versions of Wishbone Ash touring.

Went to see Martin Turner's at the St David's Hall in Cardiff (just checked and can't believe it was 2008) - they were with The Groundhogs & Focus. They did an excellent set comprising mainly of the Argus album.

Saw Andy Powell's band at Pontardawe Arts Centre a couple of years earlier

Thought Turner's band were far better


Aye, I think the current line up is more like a tribute band for the original!
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 12:07 - May 22 with 283 viewsJinxy

Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 11:24 - May 22 by Pegojack

Aye, I think the current line up is more like a tribute band for the original!


Yes, but Andy Powell still plays that flying V (a guitar you could not play while sitting down lol)!

I'll defo keep an eye out for the Martin Turner version though.
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 13:19 - May 22 with 256 viewskarnataka

Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 12:07 - May 22 by Jinxy

Yes, but Andy Powell still plays that flying V (a guitar you could not play while sitting down lol)!

I'll defo keep an eye out for the Martin Turner version though.


My brother saw both versions and was very disappointed with the Powell led version so maybe the Martin Turner incarnation is better, especially if they're still playing Argus stuff, an absolute classic imo. Saw them live many times '70-'74, once supported by Swansea' s Man @ Guildford Civic, brilliant double header, 2 bands both with 2 lead guitarists.
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Wishbone Ash - Big Top 1990 on 13:36 - May 22 with 244 viewsdickythorpe

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