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Key People involved in Ziggy Stardust
Mick Ronson US Tour (1972)
Mick (Ronno) Ronson
Band leader of The Spiders From Mars, a classically trained musician and highly-skilled guitar exponent (Bowie says "He was my Jeff Beck"). Ronson's first appearance on a David Bowie record was on the single "Memory of a Free Festival Part 1/Memory of a Free Festival Part 2"(Mercury 6052 026 - 12 June 1970). He played on all Bowie albums from THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD (1970) to PINUPS (1973) and on one track of Bowie's album BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE (1993) playing guitar on "I Feel Free".
Mick Ronson & Suzi Fussey who he later married (1973)
He played guitar, piano, sang and co-arranged THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972) with Bowie and also co-produced Lou Reed's TRANSFORMER (1972) with Bowie. He died of liver cancer in 1993. A memorial concert was organised in London on 29 April, 1994 (the one-year anniversary of his death) at the Hammersmith Odeon.
Mick Ronson (1973)
Mick Ronson (1992)
Where is he now?
Tragically Mick died in 1993 of liver cancer. See The Spiders From Mars for more information. Mick is survived by his wife Suzi Fussey-Ronson and daughter Lisa.
Mick Ronson Website
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