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Matthew Ashman
Birth name Matthew James Ashman
Born 3 November 1960(1960-11-03)
Origin Mill Hill, England
Died 21 November 1995 (aged 35)
Genres Punk rock, New Wave
Occupations Musician (retired)
Instruments guitar, keyboards
Years active 1970s – 1995
Associated acts Adam and the Ants, Bow Wow Wow

Matthew James Ashman (born in Mill Hill, 3 November 1960[1], died in London, 21 November 1995) was a guitarist with Adam and the Ants and Bow Wow Wow. He died of diabetes-related complications in 1995, aged 35.

Raised in Mill Hill, Barnet he attended school alongside Boz Boorer. He was influenced by jazz while learning guitar,[2] and joined his first band, Staffix, after learning Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird".

He joined Adam and the Ants after leaving The Kameras, in June 1978, playing guitar and singing backing vocals.


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  2. ^ Simmonds, Jeremy. The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars. Pg. 342. Chicago Review Press, 2008. ISBN 1556527543, 9781556527548

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