On This Date in 1972: David Bowie kicked off his first North American tour – in support of the concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – at the Music Hall in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Guitarist, arranger, songwriter, producer and famous sideman Mick Ronson, who lost his battle with liver cancer in 1993, was born on this, May 26th, in 1946. Famous for his guitar work with Ian Hunter as well as David Bowie’s flamboyant Spiders From Mars, Ronson defined a style which has inspired many musicians through the years and was honored by Rolling Stone magazine, who voted him the 64th Greatest Guitar Player of all Time. Celebrate his birthday today by keeping his memory alive!