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Mick Ronson
Mick Ronson

Mick Ronson

The Spider with the Platinum Hair


288 Pages, 6 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9781786062680

Rights: US, CA & CAR

John Blake (Oct 2017)
Music Press

Price: $17.95


A bio of the man who was much more than just the Ziggy Stardust guitarist, with a foreword by his wife Suzi and a hand-written speech by his daughter Lisa

This book provides a deeply intimate insight into the life and times of an extraordinarily talented guitarist. A man who was tender and caring off the stage, yet fierce and electrifying on it. Jeff Beck, David Bowie, Ian Hunter, and Annette Peacock are just a few of the names that were to become associated with the Mick Ronson legend. He toured with Bob Dylan, played with Mott The Hoople, worked with Lou Reed, and produced an impressive number of albums with arresting originality. This minutely detailed biography includes unpublished photographs and unseen rarities including a hand-written six-page autobiography by the man himself, love letters to his first girlfriend, family album photographs and an exhaustive discography. After losing his battle with cancer, Mick passed away in the spring of 1993 at the young age of 46. This book is a salute to his remarkable music and legacy.


"[F]ans of Ronno will be especially impressed by the extensive discography." —Goldmine

Author Biography

Weird and Gilly are professional rock fans who have spent more than 20 years researching the life of Mick Ronson. They live in Cleveland.