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Daniel Ash

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Daniel Ash is an innovative, textural guitarist for Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, Love & Rockets, and solo projects.

See also: Gothic rock

As a founding member of the ground breaking Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love And Rockets, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Daniel Ash has distinguished himself in the world of contemporary music.

Daniel Ash was born in Northampton, England on July 31st 1957. Driven by a love of Rock 'n Roll Daniel began playing in cover bands. "The first gig I ever played was in the Glasgow Rangers Workman's Club".

Daniel had become friends with Peter Murphy in his teenage years. Daniel went to art school and Peter to work in a printing factory. They met up five years later and Daniel suggested forming a band. Rigging up a makeshift rehearsal space, Daniel played an Echo 12 - bar blues, while Murphy sang a series of newspaper articles. Four weeks after, they formed Bauhaus, and recorded 'Bela Lugosi's Dead.'

That song , issued in 1979, became the cornerstone of the Goth Rock movement. After nearly five years of recording and performing, Bauhaus broke up and Daniel put together Tones On Tail with Bauhaus drummer Kevin Haskins. That group changed into the highly influential Love And Rockets in 1985, when Bauhaus bassist David J. came aboard.

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