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Remembering Mick Ronson – Twenty Years Without You

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 »

Mick Ronson To Be Remembered At The ICA In April

Mio Tanaka

Photo: Mio Tanaka

Next month (April 29) marks the 20th anniversary of Mick Ronson’s passing and as we approach that anniversary we’ve learned that the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London is planning a very special evening in Ronson’s memory. Read the rest of this entry »

Keep A Little Marc In Your Heart

Keep Marc In Your Heart

Marc Bolan died 34 years ago today and we’re still mourning the loss of one of Britain’s finest entertainers. Read the rest of this entry »

Steve Popovich Rest In Peace

We awoke to some very sad news early this morning via the Plain Dealer: Steve Popovich, founder of Cleveland International Records dies at age 68. Steve was a very special man, a great manager and businessman, a music enthusiast and a long time friend. He had a way of turning nearly everything he touched into gold and if he believed in you, the city, state and world would soon follow. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrating the Mick Ronson Legacy

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.

Remembering Mick Ronson

Today and Always. God bless Ronno.
26th May 1946 – 29th April 1993

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZpu4AHHbf8

 

Stooges Plan Ron Asheton Tribute

Here’s your chance to have ‘a real cool time’ and share in a night dedicated to remembering Ron Asheton from The Stooges.
 
WHERE: Michigan Theater – Ann Arbor
 
WHEN: Tuesday April 19th, 2011
 
WHY:  “The Stooges and I wanted to do a concert in memory of Ron and his music. We’ve chosen to do this in Ann Arbor where our group, our attitudes and our ideals were forged. It really was the birth of a movement. We’re planning to involve musicians across the spectrum from classical to youth groups and have a f—– big blast in memory of Ron. Teenage musicians from the Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor’s teen center will open performing early Stooges songs. I may join them on vocals if they don’t have somebody who can kick my ass. Deniz Tek from Radio Birdman who was Ron’s closest friend in music outside the group is going to join me for a couple of Ron’s best numbers. Henry Rollins who articulates so many things about music so well has volunteered to MC and try yet again to defeat me in a musical duel. He may think he’s got a better chance now that I’m 64, and he’s only 50, we shall see. Henry was given his pick of Stooges songs to perform and he chose a great one.
The full and present Iggy and the Stooges line up will then perform a full set, songs from The Stooges, Funhouse, Raw Power/- James Williamson – guitar, Scott Asheton – drums, Iggy Pop – vocals, Mike Watt and Steve Mackay, Bass and Sax respectively.”
-Iggy Pop

The concert is organized as a benefit for the Ron Asheton Foundation. In turn, this benefits both the music and animal community. Complete details can be found at: http://www.ronashetonfoundation.org/

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Mick Ronson’s Magic Bus

Here comes the RONSON ROCKER! 
The next time you’re up in Hull, choose a greener, smarter, Ronno way to travel and hop on the Mick Ronson bus.
Saturday, Les Morfitt posted this photo on his facebook page and credited it to his “Nef” Paul. This photo is getting many comments including this one from Paul Morfitt:
“Just so you all know, the 8 brand new buses will all be on the road on Service 30 to and from North Bransholme from Monday ! They have all been named after famous people from Hull ! We are doing the offical launch today at 1pm at North Bransholme using 3 of them, but from Monday, you will all be able to see the “Ronson Rocker” !!!! Hope you all get to see it. His name is on the front, the side just past the door and on the rear above the bottom deck window!”
Thanks to Paul and to Les Morfitt for sharing this story.

Mick Ronson Tribute 2011

Soundcheck Magazine is putting on a Tribute Gig in honor of Mick Ronson on the 6th of March in Atlanta Georgia – USA.

Surely, this will be a very special night, full of good friends and good music benefiting the entire Mick Ronson community.

Please support this event by attending the gig, sharing the news  or shouting it out loud: WE REMEMBER MICK! 

Go to:  http://www.soundcheck-magazine.net  for more information.

Remembering John Lennon

Today would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday. Can you imagine?

In honor of this special day, raise your glass high.  Take a moment, tell a joke, play a great record and imagine peace.  Here, there and everywhere.

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