Monday January 22nd, 2018, Los Angeles, CA – Following its theatrical release, the much-lauded feature documentary Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story will arrive on Amazon Prime in North America this month, available to stream as a special offer to Prime members from Monday January 29th, 2018.
Featuring exclusive Voice Over contributions by DAVID BOWIE, this feature documentary from U.K., Indie Cardinal Releasing Ltd. and acclaimed producer/director Jon Brewer (B.B. King: The Life of Riley, Nat King Cole : Afraid of the Dark, Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero) is a revelation surrounding the extensive works and story of guitar virtuoso Mick Ronson – a monolithic ‘rock hero’ sadly virtually uncelebrated despite his direct contribution and involvement in countless compositions , lyrics and recordings that changed the face of music forever.
Despite his direct contributions and work with musical legends such as Morrissey, Lou Reed, Ian Hunter and Mott the Hoople, Bob Dylan, and most notably David Bowie and The Spiders from Mars, it was really Mick Ronson’s dynamic support, contribution and co-creation of this era in music as well as to the expansive and multifaceted career of David Bowie that this film explores, and at times, exposes.
When David Bowie (as Ziggy Stardust) wrapped his arm around his guitarist Mick Ronson during a performance of Starman on British show Top of the Pops in 1972, an iconic image in rock and roll was born. Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story charts the story of the English rocker from his time before David Bowie to his significant musical career beyond their collaborations, before passing away aged 46 in 1993. Mick Ronson’s breadth of talent and stellar collaborations as well as his singular influence on the Bowie legend are explored in this intimate and touching film.
Exclusive Interviews with Lou Reed, Mott the Hoople’s Ian Hunter, Bowie’s ex-wifeAngie Bowie, record producer Tony Visconti, photographer Mick Rock, pianist Rick Wakeman, ex-Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Queen’s Roger Taylor, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliot, Bowie’s publicist and musician Cherry Vanilla, Ronson’s wife Suzi, and more – including voice over contributions from David Bowie – this is not only a must see for music fans but a captivating true life story about a man who found himself a rock star, and a love letter to the unsung heroes of rock and roll.
Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story hits Amazon Prime Video, through the Amazon Video Direct service, in North America on Monday January 29th, 2018.