By Steve Newton
On December 19, 1989, Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson played the 86 Street Music Hall in Vancouver.
For me, it didn’t get any better than that. I’d been a huge fan of Hunter ever since I first heard his old band, Mott the Hoople, and Ronson…well, if you liked David Bowie in the ’70s you liked him.
Hunter and Ronson had been collaborating for years, starting with Hunter’s self-titled 1975 solo album, the one with that awesome version of “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” (not to be confused with Great White‘s version, referred to below).
When they came to Van they were touring behind the YUI Orta album, which I really loved, especially the track “Women’s Intuition”.
I was fortunate enough to score a phone interview with Ronson. Here’s the ensuing story, which was published in the Georgia Straight‘s Dec. 15-22 issue under the unwieldy headline:…
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