20 years after his death, the David Bowie and Ian hunter collaborator is to be remembered at ‘MickRonsonfest’ – a 4 day long event held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.
A premiere screening will be shown of his 1994 memorial concert, which features Spiders From Mars bandmates Trevor Bolder and Woody Woodmansey with ex-Nazareth guitarist Billy Rankin alongside guests Glen Matlock, Steve Harley, Joe Elliott, Roger Taylor, Roger Daltrey and others.
There will also be talks by fellow artists and collaborators who worked with Ronson, an exhibition of rare personal memorabilia, a screening of Ronson at the Rainbow from 1974 and live sets from John Hutchison and Ronson’s sister Maggi.
“Michael was happy when he was creating music, regardless of who it was with, and whether or not he was going to make a profit or be successful” she says. “He was a real artist – he knew just what to do and what was needed to turn a basic song into a work of art, and a piece of music that would stand the test of time. He was a man of very little ego but plenty of dreams.”
In other Bowie news, fans should make a trip to London this summer for a new expo called “David Bowie Is” at the Victoria & Albert museum.
To celebrate the new album, we’re talking to David Bowie Is creator, Geoff Marsh on NOVA tonight (March 11th) at 6pm.