John Ashton (musician)

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John Ashton
Background information
Born (1957-11-30) November 30, 1957 (age 57)
Forest Gate, London, England
Origin United Kingdom
Occupation(s) Producer, musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1977–present
Associated acts Psychedelic Furs

John Geza Ashton (born 30 November 1957, at Whips Cross Hospital, Forest Gate, London, England), is a British musician, songwriter and record producer. He is a guitarist and former member of the Psychedelic Furs along with brothers Tim and Richard Butler. Since the band reformed in 2001, Ashton has joined the band on occasion for tours.[1]

Currently, Ashton is an active producer, and has worked on a number of projects including Marianne Faithfull, The Sisters of Mercy, Red Betty, and Seven Color Sky. Ashton is also mixing and co-producing The Secret Post's new album "From Train to Station". He also oversaw recordings with Los Angeles' Silence.

His first solo album, Satellite Paradiso, was released on 27 May 2014.

Ashton currently resides in Woodstock, New York.[2]


  1. ^ Holland, Brian (2005-03-28). "Interview with John Ashton". Modern Guitars Magazine. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  2. ^ Thompson, Dave, Beautiful Chaos, Helter Skelter Publishing, 2004. 187 p. ISBN 1-900924-47-1

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