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Release Date Announced For Mick Ronson: The Spider With The Platinum Hair

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It’s Official! The new edition of Mick Ronson: The Spider With the Platinum Hair is scheduled for release October, 1 2009.

Out of print for nearly five years, Mick Ronson: The Spider With The Platinum Hair is a highly anticipated title and only weirdandgilly.com promises autographed copies. Reserve now and you’ll receive an exclusive Mick Ronson guitar pick and a commemorative bookmark (while supplies last) when your book ships.

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Mick Ronson was a lot more than the guitarist for Ziggy Stardust. This world-first biography – now fully revised and updated – is crammed with numerous first-hand recollections by those who were closest to him. During the five years it has taken to collate this work, the authors have spoken to over 50 family members, close friends and colleagues including exclusive interviews with Suzi Ronson (wife), David and Maggi Ronson (brother and sister), Minnie Ronson (mother), Steve Popovich (manager), Lou Reed, Mick Jones, Ian Hunter, Chrissie Hynde, Glen Matlock, Cherry Vanilla (PR), Steve Harley, Bob Harris, Joe Elliott and a host of others

After losing his battle with cancer, Mick passed away in the spring of 1993 at the young age of 46. From his days as a mobile grocer to his performances at Wembley Stadium, this minutely detailed biographical account features exclusive interviews with close family, friends, musical colleagues and admirers as well as scores of unpublished photographs and unseen rarities including: a hand-written six-page autobiography by the man himself, extracts from his personal letters home, love letters to his first girlfriend, family album photographs and an exhaustive illustrated discography. As a result, this book provides a deeply intimate and compelling insight into the life and times of an extraordinarily talented guitarist.