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Mick Ronson

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Mick Ronson: Slaughter On 10th Avenue; Roxy Music: Stranded

Review by Michael Gross, Circus, December 1973

AND WHEN THE kids had killed the man they had to break up the band... almost. Now that the glitter thunder is over, perhaps it'll ...

Mick Ronson: Slaughter on 10th Avenue (RCA)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 9 March 1974

Ronson: drama and romance ...

Mick Ronson: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 9 March 1974

"TWINKLE TWINKLE little starman". Mick Ronson possesses all the necessary qualities to ensure stardom but his good looks and lithe limbs seemed to be the ...

Mick Ronson: Slaughter On 10th Avenue (RCA APL 1-0353)

Review by Gary Kenton, Phonograph Record, April 1974

ANOTHER MAINMAN artiste bites the dust. Not to pass the buck — Ronson has to be entirely responsible for the failure of this album, insofar ...

Tony DeFries: Bowie's MainMan

Profile by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 18 May 1974

Tony DeFries is Mr Big of today's rock —the 70s' Col. Parker. He deals in STARS, the most glittering of whom is David Bowie. He ...

Mick Ronson: Slaughter On 10th Avenue (RCA APLI-0353); Roxy Music: Stranded (Atco SD 7045)

Review by Michael Gross, Crawdaddy!, July 1974

And when the kids had killed the man they had to break up the band... almost. Now that the glitter thunder is over, perhaps it'll ...

Mick Ronson: Taking Care Of Business

Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 16 November 1974

YORKSHIREMEN are renowned for their good business sense and Hull-born Mick Ronson sure ain't going to be the one to let the side down. Already ...

Mott The Hoople: Mick Ronson's One Of The Boys

Report and Interview by Ben Edmonds, Creem, January 1975

"I'd like," announced Ian Hunter, his sweeping hand motion orchestrated by an imaginary drum, "to introduce the new lead guitarist of Mott the Hoople...Mick Ronson!" ...

Mick Ronson - Play Don't Worry

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 4 January 1975

DUNNO ABOUT YOU, but from where I'm sitting it seems as though you can't go on saying that someone has potential for too long unless ...

Mick Ronson: Play Don’t Worry

Review by Charles Bermant, The Washington Post, 9 March 1975

WHEN DAVID BOWIE and the Spiders from Mars barnstormed America almost two years ago they managed to astound anyone who saw them perform. The Spiders ...

Mick Ronson: "It's Strange Being On Your Own"

Interview by Ron Ross, Circus, April 1975

WHEN MICK RONSON set down his guitar and stepped out of the London studio where he was serving as "musical director" for lan Hunter's first ...

Hunter Ronson at Hammersmith Odeon

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 12 April 1975

SHUCKS. TO THINK it's well over a year now since I last saw Ian Hunter and the whole Hoople caboodle in this very same theatre ...

Mick Ronson: Play Don't Worry (RCA) Rating: two 2½ ears, one mouth; Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks (Columbia) Rating: one ear

Review by Jon Tiven, Circus Raves, May 1975

HERE WE have two solo artists, one with his place assured in the music business as a legend with money in his pockets, the other ...

Hunter-Ronson: The Ashes Of Mott Comes The Phoenix Rise

Report and Interview by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, June 1975

"SINCE YOU'VE BEEN such a quiet, well-behaved audience tonight, we'd like to send you off a nice, soothing lullaby..." ...

Hunter-Ronson: Till Death Us Do Part

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 14 June 1975

Forget all the rumours, Hunter-Ronson are still happily married, as they tell Chris Charlesworth ...

Hunter-Ronson: Once Bitten, They're Twice Shy

Profile and Interview by Ron Ross, Circus Raves, July 1975

AFTER ALL those years in suburban Kent, last autumn Mick Ronson finally moved to a new house right off Hyde Park, the hub of Central ...

Hunter and Ronson Tie The Knot

Report and Interview by Ron Ross, Circus, August 1975

IF NEW YORK and Los Angeles are the nerve centers of rock 'n' roll in America, Cleveland is its heartbeat. ...

Mick Ronson: Rats To Riches

Interview by Jonh Ingham, Creem, August 1975

"I should never have done solo albums, but I'm glad I did." ...

Bob Dylan and Friends on the Bus: Like a Rolling Thunder

Report by Larry Sloman, Rolling Stone, 4 December 1975

NEW YORK — It was four o'clock on a brandy-soaked October Thursday morning in Greenwich Village as about 20 friends and assorted hangers-on gathered in ...

Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue, Joni Mitchell: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 20 December 1975

Dylan's damp squib ...

David Cassidy & Mick Ronson: Cassidy Lights Up With Ronson

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 23 October 1976

DAVID CASSIDY is to form a band with Mick Ronson, the British guitarist whose services as a freelance player are much in demand these days. ...

The Intense Guitar of Mick Ronson

Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar Player, December 1976

THE THREE-WORD title of Mick Ronson's second solo album also happens to accurately describe his approach to the guitar: Play, Don't Worry. ...

Mick Ronson and David Cassidy: Will The Odd Couple Come Out?

Interview by John Morthland, Creem, February 1977

WHAT A difference a month makes. About 30 days ago as I write this, I interviewed Mick Ronson in his Manhattan apartment. I had never ...

Hunter-Ronson: Good News From Nowhere

Report and Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 7 April 1979

Nowhere being the most expensive studio in New York, scene of the Hunter-Ronson comeback with a startling new album. HARRY DOHERTY investigated the Geminian partnership ...

Sandy Dillon And Mick Ronson: Ronnie Scotts, London

Live Review by Dave Thompson, Melody Maker, 17 August 1985

FIRST some background. ...

Mick Ronson: Ziggy's Axeman

Obituary by David Sinclair, Rolling Stone, 24 June 1993

Mick Ronson was a sideman extraordinaire ...

An Interview with Ian Hunter

Interview by Larry Jaffee, On the Tracks, December 2003

LJ: IN YOUR BOOK Reflections of a Rock Star, it mentions your life-long ambition was to meet Dylan was set back again. You said you'd ...

see also David Bowie

see also Ian Hunter


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