Steve Upton

Born May 24, 1946

Steve Upton is the former drummer for the British rock band Wishbone Ash. He was with the band for two decades. His tight, precise drumming would be a key element of the band's sound, and Upton was one of the first drummers to sport the open-handed drumming. Upton, at some stages of the band's career, took care of the day-to-day running of the band, earning himself the title 'The Colonel'. By the late 1980s Upton effectively had assumed the role of band manager.… Read More

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1990 44 Years Old In 1990, Upton departed from the band owing to personal problems and a desire for a quiet life. … Read More
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