Ronnie Montrose

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Ronald Douglas Montrose[1] (November 29, 1947 – March 3, 2012) was an American guitarist who founded and led the rock bands Montrose and Gamma. He also performed and did session work with a variety of musicians, including Van Morrison, Herbie Hancock, Beaver & Krause, Boz Scaggs, Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, The Beau Brummels, Dan Hartman, Tony Williams, The Neville Brothers, Marc Bonilla and Sammy Hagar.

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Ronnie Montrose
Montrose performing live on-stage in 1974
Montrose in 1974
Background information
Birth nameRonald Douglas Montrose
Born(1947-11-29)November 29, 1947
San Francisco, California, U.S.
DiedMarch 3, 2012(2012-03-03) (aged 64)
Brisbane, California, U.S.
GenresHard rock, heavy metal, instrumental rock, jazz fusion, blues rock
Years active1969–2012

Montrose's 1973 debut album has often been cited as "America's answer to Led Zeppelin".[2] Ronnie Montrose is often recognized as one of the most influential guitarists in early hard rock.[3]

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