It was on this day in 1993 we lost the great Mick Ronson, who died of liver cancer at the age of 46.
Ronson was a legendary English guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer. He achieved critical and commercial success working with David Bowie as one of the Spiders from Mars. He was a session musician who recorded with Bowie followed by several albums with Ian Hunter, also Morrissey, as well as a sideman in touring bands with Van Morrison and Bob Dylan.
In his honor, YOU Get to pick the Bowie song I play today at 3:50 pm with Classic Rock on Demand. VOTE HERE. (voting gets underway around 3:30 pm)
In the meantime, check out the groundbreaking1972 Top Of The Pops performance of "Starman" above, and the trailer for the Mick Ronson documentary, below.