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Mick Ronson and David Bowie on stage at Oxford Town Hall, 1972. Photo by Mick Rock.

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Photo of David BOWIE and Mick RONSON performing live onstage with David Bowie on first date of Ziggy Stardust US Tour at the Music Hall Cleveland

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Mick Ronson -This working-class lad from northern England lent musical substance to David Bowie's theatrical conceits in the Seventies. Ronson, who died in 1993, was the archetypal flash Brit guitarist, known for wrenched, physical solos that favor his hero, Jeff Beck. A sharp, sensitive accompanist, he worked with everyone from Bob Dylan to Morrissey.

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For The Love Of Ziggy Stardust, These Vintage Photos Of Bowie Are Just Sublime

"I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir," he said early on in his career. "I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human. I felt very puny as a human. I thought, "F**k that. I want to be a superhuman."

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