‘The Mick Ronson Story- Turn and Face the Strange’ by Rupert Creed & Garry Burnett. Published Sep 15 2022 by McNidder & Grace. ISBN 9780857162267

This is the new leading biography of guitarist, songwriter, arranger, producer and musician Mick Ronson. Most famous for his critical contribution to David Bowie’s spectacular live band, the Hull-based Spiders from Mars, and studio albums including Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane. Mick also helped produce Lou Reed’s Transformer, released five solo studio albums, performing in bands with Ian Hunter, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan as well as working with many other musicians. A must have book for fans of Mick Ronson and David Bowie – the Spider from Hull who lit up the fabulous Ziggy Stardust shows with his dazzling guitar playing and powerful stage presence. This is Mick Ronson’s story. And it begins in his home-town of Hull.

This is a lovingly crafted tribute to his life and his music.’ Marc Riley, BBC Radio 6 Music

‘A fascinating and brilliantly-researched guide to the life of a great and much missed musician.’ David Quantick, music writer

‘A proper biography of Mick Ronson, with a focus on the city that moulded him, was long overdue. Thankfully Rupert Creed and Garry Burnett have not just provided it, they’ve done so with style and panache. It’s very good and worth the wait for all those millions of fans of Ziggy Stardust and the Spider’s from Hull!’ Alan Johnson, award-winning author, and former MP

Turning the Tide’

by Rupert Creed

The story of Hull’s 1968 trawler tragedy & the fishermen’s wives campaign for safety. Based on the testimonies of the men and women involved.

In the winter of 1968, three Hull trawlers were lost in quick succession with only one survivor. The wives & mothers of Hull’s close-knit fishing community embarked upon a national campaign to improve safety on trawlers. In the space of a few weeks they forced the government to bring in much needed reforms, but on the way they had to challenge deep rooted practices within the industry, and male prejudice against what was acceptable for working class women to achieve.

Published by Back Door Press 1998


by Averil Coult & Rupert Creed

The story of Scunthorpe’s iron & steel industry, through the words of its workers

Published by Hutton Press 1990



‘The Northern Trawl’

by Rupert Creed & Jim Hawkins

The script of the stage play with production photos

Published by Hutton Press 1986




‘Walking Past-Soundwalks in Hull’

Chapter on ‘Personal Stories in Public Places’- the role and value of reminiscence in a city’s identity & cultural strategy.

Published by Resound Community Partnership 2007

Street of Birds and Shadows

Writer of the book of the community street art project with lead artist Martin Heron. Published 2013.

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