Given Slick has played on multiple Bowie records and tours this is a tear jerking compliment to say the least. Way to go Earl, we love you too!
Interview clips with David Bowie, Joe Elliott, Lou Reed, Cherry Vanilla, Tony Zanetta and more reveal what a magnificent guitarist and man RONNO was and why his legacy lives on. We congratulate Cardinal Releasing as we anticipate hearing more about the premier of this long awaited film.
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The Mick Ronson biography ‘The Spider With The Platinum Hair’ will re-launch on April 6th, 2017 via John Blake Books.
Now, in its third printing this reissue arrives with a brand new gorgeous cover and a few additional pages. This update picks up where the story left off in 2009 and brings the reader right back to Hull where currently celebrations are in the works to commemorate its favorite musical, native son: RONNO.
Shortly after John Blake Books bought out our former publisher, TSWTPH received a big digital nod getting issued as an eBook for the very first time. Clearly, this allows the Ronson story to reach more people worldwide and we couldn’t be happier about that.
In the wake of David Bowie’s passing, the revival of vinyl records and the recent activities of his family, peers and hometown, it’s as if there’s a renewed interest in Ronson and frankly, its due time.
We are deeply honored that people still care about this little book and we’re more proud of it today than ever. God bless The Spider With The Platinum Hair – we truly hope that you enjoy this new edition.
A USA release is scheduled for October 1st 2017!
Growing up with Mick Ronson and we’re fine. Growing up without him, not so fine. Twenty years ago on April 29th, 1993 we lost an electrifying guitarist and ace producer and arranger when Ronson passed away of liver cancer in his home with family and friends at his side. Read the rest of this entry »
David Bowie 1973 ‘Top Of The Pops’ anyone? So ~ like you, we kept hearing about the possible T.O.T. P. ‘Jean Genie broadcast on Dec. 21, 2011 but just about the time we settled with the notion of having to wait, BBC2 aired it as part of their Christmas special. Almost immediately, posting after posting started to appear on youTube and it felt like the entire planet was tuning in.
Bowie and The Spiders From Mars are caught here, in their absolute prime and the delivery of this video, 38 years later and the week of Christmas ~ kicked our spirits into overdrive. Read part 1 of the story here and the follow up here for the complete story but the video you’ll find posted below. Lean back and get ready to time-travel: UK 1973. “Let Yourself Go!!”
On June 4, 2011, Legacy presents the second annual Celebrating the Mick Ronson Legacy event at the Springhead in Hull, England. This is Mick’s hometown and a beautiful city. If you’re able to attend we recommend that you do as it will be a magical day, remembering and paying tribute to the one and only: Mick Ronson. More details will follow as bands are added to the bill.
This special event is put on by the MICK RONSON LEGACY for friends and fans and will benefit cancer charities including Teenage Cancer Trust and the MacMillan Nurses. Please consider spending a day in Hull and supporting this very special event.
Today and Always. God bless Ronno.
26th May 1946 – 29th April 1993