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
Occupation(s)Guitarist
Years active1969–2012
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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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