This book was painstakingly researched over five years using scores of primary interviews and first-hand recollections by those closest to Ronson, including: Suzi Ronson (wife), David and Maggie Ronson (brother and sister), Minnie Ronson (mother), Steve Popovich (manager), Lou Reed, Ian Hunter, Chrissie Hynde, Steve Harley, Joe Elliott and a host of others. Also includes scores of unpublished photographs, unseen rarities (including Ronson's own personal record collection) and an exhaustive discography. A fascinating read for anyone interested in Ronson, Bowie, Mott The Hoople and 1970's music as well as an in-depth insight into one of rock music's undeniable geniuses.Biografía del autor:
Weird and Gilly have spent over two decades researching the life of unsung hero, guitarist Mick Ronson. Meeting as teenagers in a graphic arts program the authors bonded over David Bowie records. Since then, they have remained very active in the music and arts community; traveling, writing, collecting and managing independent music stores. After first meeting Ronson in 1988, the Cleveland based duo have documented his musical career in print, in photographs and on the web. The entire Ronson family and many of Mick's closest friends have shown their utmost support based on the writers extraordinary passion for their subject. Weird and Gilly are professional fans, possessing the knowledge and spirit that one might expect coming from the home of rock 'n' roll.
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