Mick Ronson

Real Name:
Michael Ronson
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British multi-instrumentalist (but best known for the guitar), composer, arranger, and producer.

As a child he learnt to play the piano, recorder, violin, harmonium, before moving on to the guitar. In November 1963, he joined his first band called The Mariners, aged 17. They were followed by The Crestas, whom he left in 1965 and moved to London. There he joined The Voice (8), but this proved untimely as they were disbanded a short time later. Next was a soul band called The Wanted, but this was also short-lived and he moved back to Hull.

In 1966, he joined The Rats who changed their name to Treacle in 1968. Then in 1970 he was asked to join the David Bowie backing band The Hype, and on 5th February 1970 he made his debut for Bowie playing on his Peel Sessions, recorded for the BBC's Radio 1. The backing band began to record their own music and would go on to release in their own right. Ronson also started to work with Bowie on the arrangements, as well as arranging and producing for other artists. He ceased working with David Bowie in 1973, and began concentrating on his solo work and producing. He was for a short time a member of Mott The Hoople and had a band called The Hunter Ronson Band with Ian Hunter.

Though he died in London, he was buried in Eastern Cemetery in his hometown.

Born: 26th May 1946, in Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
Died: 29th April 1993, In Kensington & Chelsea, London, England.
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Albums

APL1 0353 Mick Ronson - Slaughter On 10th Avenue album art Mick Ronson Slaughter On 10th Avenue (Album) RCA Victor APL1 0353 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
RL - 38-5 Mick Ronson - Propaganda / Play Don't Worry album art Sparks / Mick Ronson Sparks / Mick Ronson - Propaganda / Play Don't Worry(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL - 38-5 US 1974 Sell This Version
APL1-0681 Mick Ronson - Play Don't Worry album art Mick Ronson Play Don't Worry (Album) RCA Victor APL1-0681 US 1975 Sell This Version
290 07 135 Mick Ronson - Arco Valley album art Andi Sexgang* & Mick Ronson Andi Sexgang* & Mick Ronson - Arco Valley (Album) Bellaphon 290 07 135 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
PPD-1091 Mick Ronson - Y U I Orta album art Ian Hunter / Mick Ronson Ian Hunter / Mick Ronson - Y U I Orta (Album) Mercury PPD-1091 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
REX MC 03 Mick Ronson - Casino Steel & The Bandits Featuring Mick Ronson album art Casino Steel & The Bandits (7) Featuring Mick Ronson Casino Steel & The Bandits (7) Featuring Mick Ronson - Casino Steel & The Bandits Featuring Mick Ronson (Album) Revolution Records (7) REX MC 03 Norway 1991 Sell This Version
474742 2 Mick Ronson - Heaven And Hull album art Mick Ronson Heaven And Hull (Album) Epic 474742 2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
ESK 6143 Mick Ronson - The Mick Ronson Story...Heaven And Hull album art Mick Ronson The Mick Ronson Story...Heaven And Hull(CD, Album, Promo) Epic ESK 6143 1994 Sell This Version
PILOT 16X Mick Ronson - Showtime album art Mick Ronson Showtime (Album) New Millennium Communications Ltd. PILOT 16X UK 1999 Sell This Version
PILOT50 Mick Ronson - Just Like This album art Mick Ronson Just Like This (Album) Burning Airlines PILOT50 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PET-CD-60042, 71278-60042-2 Mick Ronson - The Secret Sessions album art Corky Laing, Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson, Felix Pappalardi Corky Laing, Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson, Felix Pappalardi - The Secret Sessions (Album) Pet Rock Records, Pet Rock Records PET-CD-60042, 71278-60042-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
Pilot 16 Mick Ronson - Live album art Mick Ronson Live(CDr, MiniAlbum, Promo) New Millennium Communications Pilot 16 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PILOT 57 Mick Ronson - Indian Summer (Music From The Motion Picture) album art Mick Ronson Indian Summer (Music From The Motion Picture) (Album) Burning Airlines PILOT 57 US 2000 Sell This Version
YMBA-10312 Mick Ronson - Live At Rockpalast album art Ian Hunter Band Featuring Mick Ronson Ian Hunter Band Featuring Mick Ronson - Live At Rockpalast (Album) MIG YMBA-10312 Japan 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Mick Ronson - Love Me Tender / Slaughter On 10th Avenue album art Mick Ronson Love Me Tender / Slaughter On 10th Avenue (EP) RCA none US 1973 Sell This Version
JB-10237 Mick Ronson - Billy Porter album art Mick Ronson Billy Porter (Single) RCA Victor JB-10237 US 1974 Sell This Version
APEO-0259 Mick Ronson - Slaughter On Tenth Avenue album art Mick Ronson, Dana Gillespie Mick Ronson, Dana Gillespie - Slaughter On Tenth Avenue RCA APEO-0259 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
LPBO 5022 Mick Ronson - Slaughter On Tenth Avenue album art Mick Ronson Slaughter On Tenth Avenue (Single) RCA Victor LPBO 5022 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
DJBO-0212 Mick Ronson - Love Me Tender album art Mick Ronson Love Me Tender (Single) RCA, Mainman DJBO-0212 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
LPBO 5022 Mick Ronson - Slaughter On 10th Avenue album art Mick Ronson Slaughter On 10th Avenue(7", Kno) RCA Victor LPBO 5022 UK 1974 Sell This Version
101.403=41 Mick Ronson - Slaughter On Tenth Avenue / Growing Up And I'm Fine album art Mick Ronson Slaughter On Tenth Avenue / Growing Up And I'm Fine(7") RCA 101.403=41 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
TPBO 1030 Mick Ronson - Love Me Tender / Music Is Lethal album art Mick Ronson Love Me Tender / Music Is Lethal(7") RCA Victor TPBO 1030 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3194, CBS 3194 Mick Ronson - Once Bitten, Twice Shy album art Ian Hunter & Mick Ronson Ian Hunter & Mick Ronson - Once Bitten, Twice Shy(7", Single) CBS, CBS 3194, CBS 3194 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
LF 13723 Mick Ronson - Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone? album art Slaughter & The Dogs* Featuring Mick Ronson Slaughter & The Dogs* Featuring Mick Ronson - Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone?(7", Single) Decca LF 13723 UK 1977 Sell This Version
GOLD 546 Mick Ronson - Billy Porter / Slaughter On Tenth Avenue - Golden Grooves album art Mick Ronson Billy Porter / Slaughter On Tenth Avenue - Golden Grooves(7", RE) RCA GOLD 546 UK 1982 Sell This Version