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‘Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story’ Documentary Soon to See the Light of Day

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Jack Kay / Hulton Archive, Getty Images

“As a rock duo, I thought we were every bit as good as Mick [Jagger] and Keith [Richards], or Axl [Rose] and Slash. Ziggy [Stardust] and Mick [Ronson] were the personification of that rock and roll dualism,” said David Bowie in the trailer for Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, a documentary that appears finally close to being seen.

Late last year, Content Media Corporation, who produced the documentary, signed a distribution deal with British media company Cardinal Releasing, and they plan to give it a theatrical release. Full details are expected to be announced soon.

Directed by Jon Brewer, Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story tells the tale of one of rock and roll’s most influential and most-loved guitarists. In addition to Bowie, over the course of his career, Ronson worked with such heavyweights as Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, John Mellencamp and Morrissey among others. The story, narrated by Bowie, includes a laundry list of interviews from the likes of Ian Hunter, Reed, Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliott, ex-Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and Roger Taylor of Queen, to name but a few.

This is one of several Mick Ronson-related happenings going on this year. An event in his hometown of Hull, England will host Turn and Face the Strange, featuring audio stories, photographs, archive film as well as live music. It will run from August 15 – 19 at Freedom Centre Hull. In addition, the Mick Ronson biography, The Spider With the Platinum Hair, will be re-issued with updated content this spring.

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