Mick Ronson (born Michael Ronson in Yorkshire, England, UK) was an awesome guitarist. He may be most famous for being the lead guitarist of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (David Bowie's band in the early 1970's). He performed with Bowie later in his career as well. Mick produced _Transformer_ (Lou Reed) and played piano and guitar on some of it). He had a solo career for a long time and played with people like Mott the Hoople, Lou Reed, and Bob Dylan. Mick Ronson died in 1993 from liver cancer.
Mick Ronson was a fabulous guitarist! I loved his "Moonage Daydream" solo on Spiders from Mars tour.
Hey, check out the official Mick Ronson site at www.mickronson.com