As a homage to Markus Sollner, from KMS Konzertmanagement, who was agent and a friend to Martin Turner & band (and also agent for the band Asia), Martin has released a video tribute and single called Everybody Needs A Friend. Through the immortal notes of his Wishbone Ash era masterpiece Everybody Needs A Friend, he pays homage to the memory of his agent for Germany and friend Markus as if he never left.
On the first anniversary of Markus’s passing (17th April 2020), the song becomes a video where Martin Turner and his band mates Danny Willson, Tim Brown and Misha Nikolic raise a glass to Markus and to all absent friends.
A simple but heartfelt testimony to the great friendships born on the road, nourished by great laughter and little sleep, long drives, and longer stories.
This release is a brand-new rendition of a legendary number, shot diligently from a distance, showing how music can overcome the barriers of space as well as those of time.
Watch the video for Everybody Needs A Friend here:
The song, originally on Wishbone 4, was re re-recorded in 2020/21 which can now be purchased and downloaded here: https://officialmerchandise.store/collections/martin-turner/products/everybody-needs-a-friend-mp3-digital-download-mtu
A percentage from each purchase in the next 6 months will be donated to a charity chosen by Markus’s family, called MJC Trier a cultural & youth centre, in memory of their beloved friend.
“They turn fast, the pages of time, and so many moments, faces and voices get caught in their folding. But, as we know, music can stop time, freeze it, rewind it, play with it as if it was just a detail in the journey of existence.”
Martin says, “Taken from us all too young but I send him my love through the ether, bless you Markus – you were a good man whilst you were here.”