Ronnie Montrose was a bona fide guitar superman. The 64 year old rock guitar legend had been battling cancer in recent times, and after a valiant battle finally died on March 3, 2012. But, he leaves behind a wealth of recordings for his fans to treasure for a lifetime. Not only did Ronnie Montrose release nine solo albums, but, he released another six albums with his hard rock act, Montrose, as well. With Gamma he added another five albums. And he did volumes of amazing session work including with Van Morrison on the classic album TUPELO HONEY, as well as with Boz Scaggs, Gary Wright, The Beau Brummels, Dan Hartman, Edgar Winter, Nicolette Larson, Lauren Wood and a scad of other top name acts.
When you’re a top name act, and you wanted guitar done right, Ronnie Montrose was your man.
Ronnie Montrose is the third of three big name music entertainers to die in recent days, joining Whitney Houston and Davy Jones. I tell you, Heaven’s got one hell of a great band up there.