Mick Ronson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: glam rock classic rock 70s rock glam british guitar Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 May 1945, Hull, Yorkshire, England, d. 30 April 1993. This UK guitarist, was originally a member of David Bowie’s backing group Hype, in February 1970. Bowie later renamed the group, the Spiders From Mars and achieved international success, with Ronson playing lead on the pivotal albums, The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars and Aladdin Sane. Ronson embarked on a short-lived and unsuccessful solo career towards the end of 1973, initiated by Bowie’s decision to quit touring at the time. Recording two competent rock albums, he found it difficult to accept the lack of success as a solo artist and joined Mott The Hoople in 1974. They only recorded the single ‘Saturday Gigs’ with Ronson, before a major personnel change ensued. Lead vocalist, Ian Hunter, departed to start a solo career and Ronson followed. He subsequently appeared with Bob Dylan in the famous Rolling Thunder Revue. The...

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