By Steve Newton
A lot of people are considering deleting their Facebook accounts these days, but I’ve got at least one good reason to keep mine intact.
Just today I received a Facebook message from Maggi Ronson, the younger sister of one of my all-time guitar heroes, Mick Ronson. She was responding to my posting three days ago of an audio excerpt from my 1988 interview with Mick, whose birth name was Michael.
“Thank you Steve,” she wrote. “It is so wonderful to hear Michael’s voice and it evokes so many memories. Thank you once again. Happy Easter!”
It felt so great to have connected with someone who was so close to Ronno–and obviously still is.
Maggi Ronson is a musician in her own right. Five years ago, on the 20th anniversary of her big brother’s passing, she released a Mick Ronson tribute album called Sweet Dreamer, named after the gorgeous instrumental track that closes the 1989 Hunter-Ronson album YUI Orta.
“It will be the 25th anniversary of Michael’s passing on April 29th, 2018,” Maggi noted, adding: “Where has the time gone and he still shines as brightly as he ever did!”
He sure does Maggi. And many thanks to you for reflecting a little bit of it over our way.