by Rupert Creed
This is the new leading biography of guitarist, songwriter, arranger, producer and musician Mick Ronson. Most famous for his critical contribution to David Bowie's spectacular live band, the Hull-based Spiders from Mars, and studio albums including Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane. Mick also helped produce Lou Reed's Transformer, released five solo studio albums, performing in bands with Ian Hunter, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan as well as working with many other musicians. 'I am very proud of my father's career achievements and the quality of the music he created both as a guitarist and as a producer. I'm sure I've passed on the 'Ronson' musical gene to my daughter who plays piano beautifully. Who knows maybe one day the musical legacy will continue.' Nick Ronson This is an authentic story of a boy from a council estate from Hull who achieved international rock god status. Set in a time of seismic social change, with colliding cultures of personal and community identity, image and fashion, gender roles and sexual freedom. This book explores Mick Ronson's life and career with his friends, fans and fellow musicians. This book is based on the successful show Turn and Face the Strange. With unique material and exclusive interviews with fellow musicians, friends and family and those who knew him.
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Date of Publication: 07/09/2022