Beside Bowie: new doco about Spiders From Mars guitarist Mick Ronson now available

Mick Ronson, a guitarist who played beside David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and more is the subject of a new documentary, now streaming on Hulu.

At the teetering point of an illustrious career, Ronson would find international acclaim as one of the Spiders From Mars, Bowie’s studio and live band throughout the Ziggy Stardust era.

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What was it like to stand beside Bowie, glammed up as a Spider from Mars? A new doco highlights the incredible life of guitarist Mick Ronson.

Around three years before his departure Bowie sat down with a tape recorder, reliving his memories of longtime friend and lead guitarist Ronson. Suzi Ronson, Mick’s widow, was given these tapes as a form of narration for the film she wanted to make, but never could.

Suzi soon approached filmmaker Jon Brewer B.B. King: The Life of Riley, Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark) with the tapes, and thus Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story was birthed.

Watch the trailer below.

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story is currently streaming on Hulu.

Via Rolling Stone.