Listen to Looch: Beside Bowie - The Mick Ronson Story

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Listen to Looch: Beside Bowie - The Mick Ronson Story (Luke Taylor | MPR)

This week, Mary Lucia talks about a rock documentary she saw recently and thinks you'll love: Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story.

If you're a David Bowie fan, you'll know Mick Ronson as the glammy, beautiful and delicate guitar player who's standing next to Bowie in the Ziggy Stardust era. A lot of the people in the documentary say Mick Ronson is what made David Bowie a rock star. There's no dispute Bowie would have been a star … but would he have been a rock star without Mick Ronson? It's a thought-provoking question.

Watch the video above to hear more about this documentary. Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story is available on demand on streaming services including Amazon and YouTube.

Resources

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story - official site

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  • Mick Ronson performing at the Hammersmith Odeon
    Guitarist Mick Ronson (1946 - 1993) performing at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, at the last of David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust concerts, 3rd July 1973. (Steve Wood/Getty Images)
  • David Bowie and Mick Ronson in the 1970s
    David Bowie (1947 - 2016) performing with guitarist Mick Ronson (1946 - 1993, left) at a live recording of 'The 1980 Floor Show' for the NBC 'Midnight Special' TV show, at The Marquee Club in London, with a specially invited audience of Bowie fanclub members, 20th October 1973. Bowie is wearing his 'Angel of Death' costume. (Jack Kay/Getty Images)

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