A day like this the legendary guitarist Mr. MICK RONSON was born in 26 May 1946 d. 29 April 1993. Was an English guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer. One of Rock's most versatile sideman, Mick Ronson was the six-string engine behind seminal albums by David Bowie, Ian Hunter, Morrissey and Lou Reed. His celestial outro on Bowie's "Moonage Daydream" remains one of rock's most breathtaking moments. He achieved critical and commercial success working with David Bowie as one of the Spiders from Mars. As glam rock faded, Ronson continued to work with Hunter in the Hunter Ronson Band, and as a songwriter, guitarist, and producer on Hunter's solo work. He also was a sideman in touring bands with Van Morrison, and Bob Dylan's "Rolling Thunder Revue" live band. He recorded three solo albums, "Slaughter on 10th Avenue" in 1974 and "Play Don't Worry" in 1975, and "Heaven and Hull" was released posthumously in 1994. Ronson influenced on many great guitarists such as Randy Rhodes and Slash. “When Mick Ronson held his finger on the guitar with one hand and walked it around the stage during Moonage Daydream, that made a big impression on Randy. It looks good, sounds good, it makes really great theatre. Randy ended up getting a Les Paul very similar and a hairstyle very similar to Mick Ronson" according to Randy's brother "Kelle". Ronson died of liver cancer at the age of 46. And our legendary guitar solo of the day is the solo performed in "MOONAGE DAYDREAM" by the legend himself. It was written by David Bowie released in 1971. The song features some of the most jaw-dropping guitar work of Mick Ronson's career, and his solo grew to epic proportions during the endless tour in support of the album.
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