Beside Bowie

Beside Bowie

The Mick Ronson Story

DVD - 2017
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This feature documentary is an unprecedented celebration of the life and works of guitar virtuoso Mick Ronson, a rock hero virtually uncelebrated despite his direct contribution and involvement in countless compositions, lyrics and recordings that changed the face of music forever.
Publisher: Pottstown, PA : MVD Visual, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD-ED 787.8716 BESIDE
Characteristics: 1 videodiscs (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 blu-ray disc.
video file,Blu-Ray,region A
video file,DVD,region 1
Additional Contributors: Brewer, Jon
Bowie, David - Contributor
Alternative Title: Mick Ronson story


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David Bowie is glam rock royalty; his axeman helped him get there. This absorbing documentary highlights Mick Ronson’s indelible contribution to Ziggy Stardust’s signature sound. Suggested by Craig B.

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Jan 08, 2019

a celebration of Life and the creative productivity of guitar virtuoso Mick Ronson [aka: ★RONO★ ]
without Mick.. there would be no Bowie.

one videodiscs is a DVD, one videodiscs is Blu-Ray "region★A" ..because the internet doesn't have it for free, this week.

make Television★ explode again

Jul 04, 2018

Very good documentary about Mick Ronson who played guitar with David Bowie. He was sort of a self-taught musician, composer and arranger who added a musical dynamic to the Bowie sound. I recently borrowed a DVD titled NYC Punk about bands of that era and this DVD easily folds into that musical era. Bowie was bi-sexual and played up the glam rock image. Ronson was from Hull, England and says he had more of a brickmason background. Down to earth, but dressing up for the Bowie image. He played with many other musicians Lou Reed, Mott the Hoople and Morrisey. Reed states he could barely understand Ronson’s Hull accent, and Ronson could barely understand Reed especially when he told him things like “play more gray.” Ronson didn’t really understand the “arty” rock concept. He gave Bowie his rock music sound. However, with Bowie’s success, they take on America – excited to be playing Cleveland! The band gets a bit bogged down by record company executives and eventually fall apart. Ronson starts producing other albums and recording on his own. Disc two wouldn’t play for me. I think it has additional interviews. Good DVD about a talented musician in a supportive role who added much depth to those he played with.


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