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Saying Goodbye To A Dear Friend . . .

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by WizGizmo, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Although he wasn't as well known by the general public as many
    other famous guitarists, Ronnie Montrose was a GREAT musician
    and a dear friend of mine. He played with The Edgar Winter Band
    and then later formed his own band called "Montrose".

    I knew that he had been struggling with prostate cancer for the
    last few years, but yesterday, he lost his battle to that terrible
    disease. I will miss his warm personality, friendship and playing.

    RIP Brother Ronnie . . . You will not be forgotten
    :(
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN0-CRDdsw4

    "Wiz"
     
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  2. MagicMike

    MagicMike Power Member

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    Sorry to hear that Wiz. I was not familiar with him but after watching that impressive performance on the video, I should have been.

    I know you'll miss your friend...
     
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  3. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    He fronted a band called Montrose back in the day and I saw them a couple of times. He was an awesome musician.
     
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    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    He had some really great feel. I'm sure he'll be jamming with the likes of Hendrix and John Bonham.
     
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  5. Guaji

    Guaji Regular Member

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    Wiz I am really sorry for the loss. But I am sure that he will be better on heaven!

    R.I.P
     
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  6. InfinityAI

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    He's probably in a much better place now; it won't be long before we join him. Earth is like the pit-stop of the universe - we stay temporarily and before we know it, we're on our way again
     
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    Extremely sorry for your loss. Im sure he has enjoyed his life, Please enjoy yours also as they say you live once.
     
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  8. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss. I'd play you Freebird, but I'd rather they listen to him. He was killer on the axe. Sorry again. :(
     
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    sorry to hear
     
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    That performance was larger than life. He and Satriani sound similar. Go straight to rock n roll heaven Ronnie.

     
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    cancer is cruel, takes so many away too early

    RIP
     
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    This is depressing in so many ways. First, I'm old enough to remember Montrose and secondly, I lost my own father to prostate cancer. It's an ugly, ugly way to die. This is a reminder to all male BHW members to have a PSA screening and, they don't tell you this, but be sure to refrain from sex two days before your test to ensure an accurate reading. Repeat each year so you have an accurate baseline.

    I'm sorry to hear about Ronnie's passing.
     
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  13. Gormagor

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    I'm sorry to hear that, Wiz. Edgar Winter is a very talented multi-instrumentalist, so I doubt he would have hired Ronnie unless Ronnie were also an extraordinary musician.
     
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    I am sorry for your loss Wiz. He was an amazing artist and will be missed but never forgotten.
     
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    You're real lucky to have had him as a friend, it's not til you get older that you realize how short times becomes and that you must treasure those around you :)
     
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