Mick Ronson
(1946-1993)

Died aged 46

Michael Ronson (26 May 1946 – 29 April 1993) was an English guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer. He achieved critical and commercial success working with David Bowie as one of the Spiders from Mars. He was a session musician—who recorded with Bowie followed by several albums with Ian Hunter, also Morrissey—as well as a sideman in touring bands with Van Morrison and Bob Dylan. Ronson and Bowie also produced Lou Reed's influential Transformer with Ronson playing lead guitar, piano and writing string arrangements, and brought mainstream recognition. The album is considered an influential landmark of the glam rock genre, anchored by Reed's most successful single, "Walk on the Wild Side". He also recorded several solo albums, the most popular being Slaughter on 10th Avenue, which reached No. 9 on the UK Albums Chart. Ronson played with various bands after his time with Bowie. A classically trained musician, Ronson was known for his melodic approach to guitar playing. He was named the 64th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone in 2003 and 41st in 2012 by the same magazine.

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band member of The Spiders From Mars

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The Spiders From Mars. Mick Ronson 1946-1993 Trevor Bolder 1950-2013 and Mick ‘Woody Woodmansey', were David Bowie’s backing group in the first half of the 1970s and left for many of their musical adventures from this station.

Hull Paragon Station, Hull, United Kingdom where they was