“Mick Ronson is one of my all-time faves. He has a record called Play Don’t Worry, and his guitar playing and tones on that just reach perfection. Still, I prefer Aladdin Sane as an album of great songs.
“Pin-Ups is fantastic, too. It’s an album of cover tunes, but Mick’s playing is spot-on everywhere. He had such a cool sound. I imagine that a lot of it was just happenstance – he had that configuration of gear and simply discovered the tone – but he knew how to milk it.
“He was a sensitive, melodic player with true compositional talent. There was a lot of thought that went into his choice of notes. And he could be a bit of a show-off, too, playing solos with one hand. He was a star.”