The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - YOUR WEEKEND -

Shad­ows gui­tarist Hank Marvin in­spired a whole gen­er­a­tion of young­sters to pick up the gui­tar and cre­ate amaz­ing sounds just like him.

Among them was 11-year-old Andy Pow­ell, of rock band Wishbone Ash, as he be­gan play­ing the gui­tar after watch­ing Hank in ac­tion.

Sev­eral decades later, Andy is still go­ing strong and re­garded as one of the best play­ers in the world of the Gib­son Fly­ing V gui­tar, an in­stru­ment an­other one of his mu­si­cal he­roes, Al­bert King, played.

On Sun­day, there’s a chance to hear his re­mark­able skills when he brings Wishbone Ash to Aberdeen.

They’ve reached a re­mark­able mile­stone – 50 years of con­tin­ual tour­ing and record­ing at the high­est level – and will cel­e­brate with a spe­cially ex­tended show which in­cludes back-pro­jec­tions tak­ing the au­di­ence on a jour­ney through their his­tory.

Hav­ing sold mil­lions of al­bums, the band’s iconic twin-gui­tar sound has be­come fa­mil­iar to au­di­ences around the world with leg­endary clas­sics such as The King Will Come, Throw Down The Sword and Blowin’.

● A night not to be missed, es­pe­cially for clas­sic rock and gui­tar fans, the shows is at the Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, and starts at 7.30pm. Con­tact: 01224 641122.

Kin­car­dine Cas­tle, Kin­car­dine O’Neil.

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