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Published by Music Press; ISBN 978-1-78606-268-0

The Spider With the Platinum Hair

Mick Ronson, perhaps best known as David Bowie's guitar player in the Ziggy Stardust era, was far more than just a brilliant guitarist. He was also a talented producer and arranger who was much in demand throughout his life.

Meticulously researched, this biography covers Mick's life from his childhood through his early years as a musician, his recruitment by Bowie and through to the 80's where he was kept busy as an in-demand producer until his untimely passing in 1993 from cancer. Never hagiographical in its treatment it is however clear just what high regard he is held in by pretty much everybody he worked with.

The numerous appendices list not just his extensive discography (recordings he contributed to) and sessionography (recordings he produced) but his thoughts on various subjects ("whatever you do... do it from your heart") and even his record collection!

Unsurpassable and a worthy tribute to one of the all-time great musicians.