Published on March 5th, 2012 | by RMX0
Ronnie Montrose is dead at 64
He was a rock guitarist with a reputation that speaks for itself. When he died Ronnie Montrose was 64. Many of his fans will remember his iconic performances during the height of the rock era which has influenced many modern artists. The news release indicated that the star had died at his home in Milbrae within the northern side of California. He had formed a band that carried his name and legendary skills. They will miss him for the joy that he brought to many fans as well as the influence that he had in bringing the rock genre closer to the people after the great days of Elvis Presley.
A big star bows out
Not only was he a great musician in his own right but Ronnie Montrose actually worked with other celebrities on various projects. For some time it had been reported that his health was declining. Apparently he was battling prostate cancer which combined with his other health issues to bring about his death. For a man living in the developed world, 64 years is not really old and it will come as a sad shock to his friends. His career took off in 1973 when he formed his band. Since then he worked with Boz Scaggs and Van Morrison.
There are some really great records of his work with Herbie Hancock, Sammy Hagar and the Edgar Winter Group. This was an artist that was not afraid to share his talents with a diverse range of people. The commitment to his work was never in doubt and he managed to navigate the difficult challenges of running a career at a time when everything appears to be configured towards winning at any cost. Jim Douglas was his booking agent and says that the star had a lot of influencing on many people within the music industry.