Buxton drummer writes rock memoirs

Buxton drummer Gareth Ashton, who has written a memoir on his rock career. Photo contributed.

Buxton drummer Gareth Ashton, who has written a memoir on his rock career. Photo contributed.

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A Buxton drummer has released a book on his memoirs about his time touring with rock bands.

Gareth Ashton’s Hanging Around Musicians: The Life and Times of an Adequate Drummer is an entertaining look back over how he made a career of serial obscurity.

After discovering the joys of punk as a teen in Chapel-en-le-Frith in 1977 by watching The Jam on Marc Bolan’s TV show Marc, he formed his own band The Ruin, complete with stage name Mal Nutrition. Within months Gareth was living the dream and touring the nation with punk rockers The Damned.

 

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