Mick Ronson

English guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and record producer Mick Ronson

Michael "Mick" Ronson was an English guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer. He is best known for his work with David Bowie, as one of The Spiders from Mars. Ronson was a busy session musician who recorded with artists as diverse as Bowie and Morrissey, as well as engagements as a sideman in touring bands with performers such as Van Morrison.
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Birthday
26 May 1946
Death Place
London

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3:01 Pick Me Up: Suede - Straight.com (Blogs) (blog)
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Besides stealing Mick Ronson's guitar tone (always a capitol idea), Suede also embodied the timeless quality of louche English decadence passed along from Oscar Wilde and on through Marc Bolan like an indestructible strand of brandy flavoured protein
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· Interview: The Waterboys talk to Skiddle ahead of Ramsbottom Festival - Skiddle.com
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Mick Ronson, the great guitarist from Hull is one of the greatest lead players I've heard. Man, there are so many groovy players that've inspired me. Fiddlers like Kevin Burke and Stephan Grappelli, Hornplayers like Charlie Parker, Miles Davis,
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The iPod of the Hurricane: Songs for a Windy Weekend - New Yorker (blog)
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But if it's Irenes you want, why not try out this Ian Hunter love song, here performed live with Mick Ronson. 8. Bob Dylan, “Ballad in Plain D”: It's easy to pick a Dylan song, but hard to pick the right one. Not “Hurricane”: it's not about weather
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Michael Chapman at the Frazer Theatre in Knaresborough - Harrogate News
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With a discography stretching back over 40 years and over 30 ( it could be nearer 40 ) albums his recordings have featured Mick Ronson, Rick Kemp, Nigel Pegrum and Maddy Prior of Steeleye Span, BJ Cole, Keef Hartley, Bridget St John, Prelude and Rod
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Auto Loans Site Responds to Fall Car Financing Forecast - Online PR News (press release)
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That is why we've recruited Mr. Rick Leal, an economist who occasionally does consulting for AutoLoans.com, to author a piece addressing whether such concerns are warranted,” said Mick Ronson, spokesman for the site. Generally, the new piece reassures
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Il programma della 13aFESTA DELLA BIRRA (26-27-28 AGOSTO 2011) FABRICA DI ROMA ... - Civita News
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La sua attività non si ferma però entro i confini italiani: nel 1985 infatti si trasferisce a Londra perseguire un progetto che lo porta a suonare con Mick Ronson, storico chitarrista di David Bowie.A metà degli anni novanta ha inizio la lunga
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David Bowie's Return to Music Would Take a 'Miracle,' Says Biographer - Ultimate Classic Rock
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We recently took a space age look at Bowie's “mysteriously intriguing lyrics” for 'Moonage Daydream' as well as the importance of his musical interplay with guitarist Mick Ronson, in a special Lyrics Uncovered story
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Search Past 7 days Archives - Boston Herald (blog)
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Anyway, guitarist Mick Ronson's crunch is perfect for vinyl's sonics, as is the dreamy “Life on Mars?” 3. “Some Girls” - The Rolling Stones — Faux-country ballad “Far Away Eyes” was made for vinyl. Mick wanted the tune to sound like a distant
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Kevin Bryan's record reviews - Halesowen News
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Mick Ronson,"Heaven and Hull" (Lemon CDLEM 193)- This strangely poignant collection served as Mick Ronson's musical epitaph, as it was released a year after his untimely death from liver cancer in 1993. The project found the Hull born guitarist working
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Mick Ronson Lost His Soul-Mate With Amy Winehouse Death - Undercover Music News
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By Music-News.com Mark Ronson has lost his 'musical soulmate', as tributes pour in following the death of Amy Winehouse. The 35-year-old music producer created most of the late 27-year-old's Grammy-winning album Back to Black
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Journey impresses capacity crowd in Irvine - OCRegister
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The highly satisfying Can't Slow Down, their first studio album together (from 2009), was co-produced by Jones, Aerosmith collaborator Marti Frederiksen and Mick Ronson. Like Journey's Revelation, it was initially available exclusively at Walmart in
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Teen idols remain in our hearts, and memories - Plain Dealer (blog)
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In the '70s, Teen Magazine ran a profile on Mick Ronson and included a flexi-disc sampler from his album, "Slaughter on 10th Avenue." Since he was one of David Bowie's Spiders From Mars and [was in] Mott the Hoople, he was pretty outrageous at the time
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'David Bowie' - New York Times
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But then as his friends Trevor, Woody, and Mick Ronson clatter into action with a rollicking drumroll and throaty guitar, the camera pulls back and David Bowie meets its gaze unflinchingly. His look is lascivious, amused; as an audience of excited
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Auto Loans Site Poll Finds Increased Lender Participation - Online PR News (press release)
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Truly, this year is one of the best in history to buy a new car, and our latest statistics corroborate that fact,” said Auto Loans spokesman Mick Ronson. The lenders that responded to the poll reported that they were loaning more and more money even to
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Annette Peacock: I'm The One – review - The Guardian
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... brought this seismically influential session out in 1972 – its synth-warped banshee vocals, morphed jazz ballads, Motown grooving and squelchy electronics were to touch many jazz and pop artists in that decade, most David Bowie and Mick Ronson
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Lieutenant Facemelter in Training for Air Guitar Championship - San Diego Reader (blog)
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Mick Ronson, Bowie's lead guitarist, was in truly rare form. When he launched into that first solo on “Life on Mars” you can just barely hear a female voice in the audience seeming to yell “Yeah!!!” but she was in fact yelling “Yarghhh!
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mick Ronson
    FORTIES
  • 1993
    Age 46
    Ronson's final recorded session was as a guest on the 1993 Wildhearts album Earth vs the Wildhearts, where he played the guitar solo on the song "My Baby is a Headfuck".
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    In 1993, he again appeared on a Bowie album, Black Tie White Noise, playing on the track "I Feel Free", originally recorded by Cream.
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  • 1992
    Age 45
    In 1992 he produced Morrissey's album, Your Arsenal.
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  • 1991
    Age 44
    In 1991, Ronson produced the Swedish cult band The Leather Nun's album, Nun Permanent, adding backing vocals and guitar overdubs on several tracks.
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  • 1987
    Age 40
    In 1987, Ronson made an appearance on a record by The Toll.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1982
    Age 35
    In 1982, he participated on lead guitar in a short-lived band with Hilly Michaels on drums and Les Fradkin on bass guitar.
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    In 1982, Ronson worked with John Mellencamp on his American Fool album, and in particular the song "Jack & Diane": "I owe Mick Ronson the hit song 'Jack & Diane'.
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  • 1979
    Age 32
    In 1979, Ronson and Hunter produced and played on the Ellen Foley debut album, Night Out, with "We Belong to the Night" and the hit single "What's a Matter Baby".
  • 1977
    Age 30
    Roger Daltrey employed Ronson's guitar on his 1977 solo release One of the Boys.
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  • 1976
    Age 29
    Ronson contributed guitar to the title track of the 1976 David Cassidy release Getting It in the Street.
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  • 1974
    Age 27
    In 1974, Ronson secured the No. 2 spot from a reader's poll in Creem magazine as the best guitarist that year (with Jimmy Page taking first place), and Eric Clapton in third place after Ronson.
  • 1973
    Age 26
    After leaving Bowie's entourage after the "Farewell Concert" in 1973, Ronson released three solo albums.
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    His guitar work was next heard on Bowie's Aladdin Sane and 1973 covers album Pin Ups.
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  • 1972
    Age 25
    Ronson appeared on the 1972 country rock album Bustin' Out by Pure Prairie League, where he undertook string ensemble arrangements and contributed guitar and vocals on several tracks, most notably "Angel #9", which Ronson recorded for his second solo LP Play Don't Worry.
    In 1972 Ronson provided a strings-and-brass arrangement for the song "Sea Diver" on the Bowie-produced All the Young Dudes album for Mott the Hoople, and co-produced Lou Reed's album Transformer with Bowie, playing lead guitar and piano on the song "Perfect Day".
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  • 1970
    Age 23
    In April 1970, Ronson, Woodmansey, and Visconti started recording Bowie's The Man Who Sold the World album.
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    Early in 1970, John Cambridge came back to Hull in search of Ronson, intent upon recruiting him for a new David Bowie backing band called The Hype.
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    In March 1970, during the recording sessions for Elton John's album Tumbleweed Connection, Ronson played guitar on the track "Madman Across the Water".
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  • 1968
    Age 21
    In 1968 Keith 'Ched' Cheesman joined The Rats replacing Geoff Appleby on bass and the line up of Ronson, Marshall, Cheesman and Cambridge entered Fairview studio to record "Guitar Boogie", "Stop and Get A Hold of Myself" and "Morning Dew".
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1966
    Age 19
    In 1966, he joined Hull's top local band, The Rats, joining singer Benny Marshall, bassist Geoff Appleby, and drummer Jim Simpson (who was subsequently replaced by Clive Taylor and then John Cambridge).
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  • 1965
    Age 18
    In 1965, Ronson left The Crestas, moving to London to seek work.
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  • 1963
    Age 16
    He joined his first band, The Mariners, in November 1963, when he was 17.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Born
    Michael Ronson was born in Kingston upon Hull in 1946.
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