“David Bowie’s always had great taste in guitarists, and he sure had it right when he worked with Mick Ronson. I’m a big vibrato freak. Love vibrato! And wow, this solo, when I was a teenager, it gave me goosebumps. Consequently, I think Mick Ronson’s playing became part of my musical DNA.
“Joe Elliot and I played with Ian Hunter at a benefit concert at the Hammersmith Odean in London a while ago. Mick Ronson’s mother and ex-wife were in the audience, and they started crying when I played the solo to this song. It was a very special moment. For so many reasons, Moonage Daydream and the solo will always be very close to my heart.”
Listen: David Bowie - Moonage Daydream (solo by Mick Ronson)