Yet another musical piece of my childhood is gone. Ronnie Montrose died Saturday at age 64 of complications from prostate cancer.
My goodness, when I go through the list of credits for Montrose, I am simply blown away. He played with so many musicians I loved as a child all the way through to today and beyond
Herbie Hancock. Van Morrison. Boz Scaggs. Edgar Winter. His solo group Montrose with a very young Sammy Hagar pre-Van Halen and Hagar’s own solo greatness. Jazz drumming great Tony Williams. Ssssooooo many big names, ssssooooo many greats.
Click on the links below for a biography and much more information from allmusic.com, as well as a report on Montrose’s death from the San Francisco Chronicle, followed by a special video playlist of a genuine guitar hero dating back to my childhood. Ronnie will be greatly missed, by so many.
Rest in peace, Ronnie!
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