Ronnie Montrose

Ronnie Montrose
1947 - 2012

Ronnie Montrose   Musician


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Ronnie Montrose passed away on 3rd Mar 2012 aged 64.


Ronnie Montrose was previously married to Michele Graybeal and Leighsa Montrose.


Ronnie Montrose is a member of the following lists: Montrose (band) members, Guitarists from San Francisco, California and Suicides by firearm in San Mateo County, California.


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Married2 51 years, 11 months 25 years, 5 months -
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First Name Ronnie
Last Name Montrose
Full Name at Birth Ronald Douglas Montrose
Age 64 (age at death) years
Birthday 29th November, 1947
Birthplace San Francisco, CA
Died 3rd March, 2012
Place of Death Brisbane, CA
Cause of Death Suicide
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Occupation Text Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame Montrose
Music Genre (Text) Hard rock, heavy metal, instrumental rock, jazz fusion, blues rock
Year(s) Active 1969–2012
Instrument (text) Guitar, mandolin, mandocello, bass guitar, koto, vocals
Associated Acts Montrose, Gamma, Edgar Winter Group, Van Morrison, Sawbuck

Ronald Douglas "Ronnie" Montrose (29 November 1947 – 3 March 2012) was an American rock guitarist, who led the bands Montrose (1973-77 & 1987) and Gamma (1979-83 & 2000) and also performed and did session work with a variety of musicians, including Van Morrison (1971–72), Herbie Hancock (1971), Beaver & Krause (1971), Boz Scaggs (1971), Edgar Winter (1972 & 1996), Gary Wright (1975), The Beau Brummels (1975), Dan Hartman (1976), Tony Williams (1978), The Neville Brothers (1987), Marc Bonilla (1991 & 1993), Sammy Hagar (1997), and Johnny Winter. The first Montrose album was often cited as "America's answer to Led Zeppelin" and Ronnie Montrose was often referred to as one of the most influential guitarists in American hard rock.

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