Remembering Ronnie Montrose

Montrose, 1975. Clockwise from top left: Alan ...

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I woke up this morning to the news of guitarist Ronnie Montrose passing away.  A founding member of rock icon band, Montrose, he died of prostate cancer at the age of 64.  Ronnie’s career reads like a who’s who of rock and roll.  He played on Van Morrison’s classic album, Tupelo Honey.  He played with Edgar Winter, Herbie Hancock, Gary Wright, The Neville Brothers, Boz Scaggs, Johnny Winter and the Beau Brummels.  He is best known (for me) as the creator of Montrose along with Sammy Hagar.  This band became rock and roll icons in the 70’s with the release of “Montrose” in 1973.  They recorded 4 albums in the period to 1976 before breaking up. A sad day for me.

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I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on March 4, 2012, in Classic Rock, General, Live Music, Music, Remembering, Rock and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Hi,
    That is very sad indeed, and still so young as well.
    I agree about the band breaking up, I also thought they were fantastic.

  2. Wow! I love and miss that 70’s sound. It’s always sad to lose a rock ‘n roll treasure. He certainly left an amazing music legacy – he played with some of the best. Sad.

  3. Is that Sammy Hagar?!

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