THE MICK RONSON STORY: An Evening with Rupert Creed and Garry Burnett

  • DATE

    17 February 2023

  • TIME

    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome


    £3 (or free when preordering the book)


    Blackwell's Bookshop Manchester
    University Green, 146 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9GP

Following the success of their stage show Turn and Face the Strange, we’re delighted to be welcoming Rupert Creed and Garry Burnett to the shop to discuss their new book THE MICK RONSON STORY – the definitive biography of the guitarist, songwriter, arranger, producer and musician most famous for his work with David Bowie. Rupert and Garry will be in conversation with Martin Bramah.

About the book:

For devotees of David Bowie, and Mick Ronson – the Spider from Hull – who lit up the fabulous Ziggy Stardust shows with his dazzling guitar playing and powerful stage presence. This is Mick Ronson’s story. And it begins in his home-town of Hull.

With unique material and exclusive interviews with fellow musicians, friends and family and those who knew him.

A long overdue biography of guitarist, songwriter, arranger, producer and musician Mick Ronson. Most famous for his critical contribution to David Bowie’s spectacular live band, studio albums including Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Aladdin Sane. Mick also helped produce Lou Reed’s Transformer, released five solo studio albums, performing in bands with Ian Hunter, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan as well as working with many other musicians.

This is an authentic story of a boy from a council estate from Hull who achieved international rock god status. Set in a time of seismic social change, with colliding cultures of personal and community identity, image and fashion, gender roles and sexual freedom.

About the authors:

Rupert Creed, writer of Made in Hull – the opening event for Hull City of Culture. He co-wrote Turn and Face the Strangeto celebrate the life and music of Mick Ronson. He was Producer for the BBC Peoples War project and has written and presented several documentary features for BBC Radio 4.

Garry Burnett, established author and leading authority on Mick Ronson, co-wrote the critically-acclaimed stage show Turn and Face the Strange: The Story of Mick Ronson. He has most recently worked in collaboration with drummer John ‘Cambo’ Cambridge on Jonn’s autobiography Bowie, Cambo & All the Hype.

Martin Bramah is a singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known as a founding member of the Fall, Blue Orchids, Thirst, and Factory Star.

Doors: 18.30, event starts: 18.45

Tickets are £3.00 or free when pre-ordering a copy of the book. THE MICK RONSON STORY will also be available to purchase on the night and Rupert and Garry will be signing copies after the talk. If you would like a signed copy but cannot make the event, please contact us on 0161 274 3331 or and we can arrange this for you.