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Ronnie Montrose

1947 - 2012

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Ronald Douglas Montrose (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. Montrose's 1973 debut album has often been cited as "America's answer to Led Zeppelin". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ronnie Montrose has received more than 905,745 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Ronnie Montrose is the 2,192nd most popular musician (down from 2,063rd in 2019), the 11,519th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,822nd in 2019) and the 927th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Ronnie Montrose ranks 2,192 out of 2,662Before him are Jimmy DeGrasso, Joe Boyd, Samoth, Chino Moreno, David Marks, and Christian Lindberg. After him are Adam Gontier, Peter Fox, Oscar Dronjak, Jason White, Sophie B. Hawkins, and Hildur Guðnadóttir.

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Among people born in 1947, Ronnie Montrose ranks 711Before him are Ivan Zafirov, Bruce Golding, John Bruton, Gilles Duceppe, Oliver Friggieri, and Carry Geijssen. After him are James K. Morrow, Carole Bayer Sager, Dieter Riedel, P. J. O'Rourke, Amory Lovins, and Mike Burton. Among people deceased in 2012, Ronnie Montrose ranks 420Before him are Stephen Dunham, Alex Karras, Al Freeman Jr., Milt Campbell, Arlen Specter, and Elizabeth Catlett. After him are Eduard Ivanov, Robert Bork, Les Leston, Thomas Kinkade, Barry Unsworth, and Lucille Bliss.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ronnie Montrose ranks 11,519 out of 18,182Before him are Noah Beery (1882), Tom Tully (1908), Lou Jones (1932), Vince Edwards (1928), Byron Nelson (1912), and Damian Lillard (1990). After him are Edward Rutledge (1749), Studs Terkel (1912), Alberto Gonzales (1955), Kris Humphries (1985), Jon Hall (1950), and Steve Earle (1955).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Ronnie Montrose ranks 927Before him are Vonda Shepard (1963), Jason Everman (1967), Jimmy DeGrasso (1963), Joe Boyd (1942), Chino Moreno (1973), and David Marks (1948). After him are Jason White (1973), Sophie B. Hawkins (1964), Charlie Barnet (1913), Christina Perri (1986), Andraé Crouch (1942), and Floyd Cramer (1933).