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Ronnie Montrose dies...

Post by kingman » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:00 am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed the band that bore his name and performed with some of rock's heavy hitters, has died, his booking agent said Sunday.
Montrose died Saturday at his home in Millbrae, agent Jim Douglas said. He was 64.

Montrose had been in declining health for some time, battling prostate cancer and "personal demons," Douglas said.

Besides forming his own band in 1973, Montrose performed with a number of rockers, including Sammy Hagar, Herbie Hancock, Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs and the Edgar Winter Group.

"The guy was such a legendary figure for so many people," Douglas said. "He influenced so many bands."

Douglas described Montrose as "one of the founding farmers of rock and roll," while Montrose's wife, Leighsa, noted his work ethic.

"He was very hard on himself," she told the San Francisco Chronicle. "He would play shows where there would be three standing ovations, and all he would talk about on the drive home is what he didn't do right."

Montrose was working on releasing his first DVD and was about to embark on a spring tour later this month that would have taken him across the U.S., Douglas said.

Besides his wife, Montrose is survived by a daughter and five grandchildren. Services are pending.
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Post by engtaz » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:49 am

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Post by elgrau » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:07 pm

"one of the founding farmers of rock and roll" ?

Fathers?

Another one bites the dust....."Rock god" is a tough profession....

RIP, Ronnie.
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Post by jjptkd » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:20 pm

:( :( R.I.P. :( :(
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Re: Ronnie Montrose dies...

Post by Magic_Physicist » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:49 am

Shit...I never even heard anything about this.

I guess some news is only found here.

I will never forget the night when I heard that first Montrose album =D>

I watched a few youtubes of the Ronnie Montrose-Sammy Hager return from not long ago.

Ask Frank Zappa how that prostate deal can make a man feel

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Post by elgrau » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:52 am

Based on that video, he probably should have went solo (the guitar solo was the high point of it - by far...). Did he?
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