My SPECIAL Ronnie Montrose music playlist

Yet another musical piece of my childhood is gone.  Ronnie Montrose died Saturday at age 64 of complications from prostate cancer.

Ronnie Montrose (Photo courtesy Associated Press)

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, 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.

Ronnie Montrose at — Biography, discography, songs, credits, charts and awards

Report on Ronnie Montrose’s death from The San Francisco Chronicle

Rest in peace, Ronnie!

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About A View From The Middle (Class)

Hi, my name's John. I've thought about this blogging stuff for a number of years now. I got into it for real on November 10, 2011, after suddenly losing my job in late October. I've been blogging ever since, and I kept it up over a period of a year and four months of being unemployed or under-employed, to try and paint a picture of what being jobless with a family to support can be like. Finally, on February 28, 2013, I got a better job that puts us back into the "middle class." I won't stop blogging, though. Who knows, maybe I can actually turn this blogging stuff into a way to earn a living someday! If you go to my blog at and click on my About page, it'll tell you a lot about me -- maybe more than you ever wanted to know. I'm just your average, laid-back guy who's GOING TO MAKE IT IN THIS WORLD, despite all the roadblocks thrown in the way. I also launched a "niche" blog on music at that I'm very excited about because of the popularity of music playlist articles here. Also, check out and "Like" this blog's Facebook page at for instant updates. Look forward to seeing y'all around!
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4 Responses to My SPECIAL Ronnie Montrose music playlist

  1. Mark Bailey says:

    Good job John!! RM was a monster player and a huge influence on my own meagre attempts to play the guitar. I was always fondest of the Gamma material, but what a stellar career he had. RIP indeed.

    Btw, loving the blog – keep up the good work!!

  2. enrico bennettedettti says:

    b***shi* this is about Ronnie Montrose!

  3. Ronie says:

    cool cool

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