Off Topic Mick Ronson

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  1. petersaxton

    petersaxton Under New Ownership

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    ‘Why Hull should honour my Mick’
    https://web.archive.org/web/2015102...ur-Mick-8217/story-11955118-detail/story.html

    I liked these bits:
    "He used to personally reply to all his fan letters – which other rock star does that? – and sometimes he’d even ring his fans up. He said: ‘Hi, it’s Mick Ronson here’ and the person on the other end of the line would just think it was a wind-up. He very rarely got people to believe that it was actually him.”
    ...
    “He was immensely proud of where he came from. He never lost his accent and he always considered himself just a lad from ’Ull."
     
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    Not a fan of AC/DC but like Brian Johnson when I’ve seen him doing programmes on TV. Was reading something the paper by Simon Weston about his treasured possessions. One of the most was this one. When he was in hospital with his terrible burns his dad bought him an AC/DC album and he spent a lot of time listening to it as he was a big fan. He told this story to Johnson’s ex wife at a charity do and she said next time she spoke to him she would mention their conversation. Shortly after a parcel arrived at his house from America. Inside was a letter from Brian Johnson and a signed platinum album they had been presented with for the album he liked.
    Like Brian Johnson even more now.
     
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  3. John Ex Aberdeen now E.R.

    John Ex Aberdeen now E.R. Well-Known Member

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    I don't know whether this has been put up on another thread, but pinched it off twitter. Apparently on Greenwood Ave area.
     
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  4. Chazz Rheinhold

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    It’s not Greenwood John it’s Greenwich Ave on bilton grange
     
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  5. dennisboothstash

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    Chazz is correct

    you heard it here first ;)
     
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  6. Sir Cheshire Ben

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    What size ****s do they do in that house?
     
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  7. Ric Glasgow

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    Without Mick Ronson there'd have been no David Bowie...I don't think Ronson,Bolder or Woodmansey got nearly enough credit for Bowie's rise to fame and his millionaire status!!! ****ing genius with a guitar was Mick..
     
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    Mick Ronson, Trev Boulder & Woody had the quality to have been the backbone of ANY rock band - I'm sure Bowie had the talent to get there but, The Spiders From Mars certainly made it easier for him.
     
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  9. John Ex Aberdeen now E.R.

    John Ex Aberdeen now E.R. Well-Known Member

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    Right, that sounds more likely as he was from that area.
     
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    My mam worked with Mick Ronson at Co-op. I think it was on Bilton Grange. He was always falling asleep because he got home late from gigs.
     
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  11. John Ex Aberdeen now E.R.

    John Ex Aberdeen now E.R. Well-Known Member

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    We used to go Sunday evening to watch him play in the Rats upstairs at the Duke of Cumberland in Ferriby. It was always packed out.
     
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    Fond memories of the Duke of Cumberland. Worked in the lounge bar on Sat nights & upstairs Sunday nights from late '63 to mid '65. Live bands must have started later as it was DJ & juke-box music in a packed room on Sunday nights. Tips were excellent in those days. Had to be, otherwise they'd never get served !
    Was last in there about 15 years ago - had changed a lot, but still decent venue for a bevvy (or two). Do they still put on live gigs anyone ?
     
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  13. dennisboothstash

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    They do still have live music, but nothing like it’s sounds it used to have in its heyday.
    The upstairs is a function room for hire I think
     
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    Wrote this a cpl of weeks ago
    Someone sent me the picture

    Ties and stripes

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    Breakfast on the move
    five minutes reserved for us
    over dressed some would say
    ties and stripes we wear today.
    Dave and Mick in the buffet car
    oblivious to all sat around
    deep in conversation mode
    the rest of the world can speed
    along...
     
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  15. Evington

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    Hull Trains?
     
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    Think Bowie realised the Spiders were too limited to do what he wanted to do. (Look what stuff he did from 73 to 78 - Golden Years,Station to Station to Heroes etc)

    Coukd have handled it better but he was all chinged up a lot of the time and up his own arse.

    Mick Ronson was the only musician Bowie played with who shared the mic as an equal

    FACT
     
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  17. Red top reader

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    No idea mate, picture was sent to me...
     
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  18. petersaxton

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    Mick Ronson died on 29/04/1993 and Hull Trains started operating on 25/09/2000.
     
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  19. spesupersydera

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    Spot on summation - unlike Bowie, the Spiders were first and foremost a rock/blues orientated band; no matter how hard I try I can't really imagine the bass line of Bolder and Woodmansey in any of DB's later stuff.
     
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    Mick was suited to Dylan's stuff on the Rolling Thunder Revue.
     
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