Wishbone Ash

December 4, 1970 ~ The debut album from Wishbone Ash is released.

Wishbone Ash was opening for Deep Purple in early 1970 when Andy Powell walked in on a Deep Purple soundcheck, plugged in his guitar and started jamming with Ritchie Blackmore. Blackmore told the MCA Records rep after the show they should sign the damn band. That’s the start of the duel lead-guitar phenomenon and the rest is — as they say — history