A Detroit Rock Bass Pioneer, W.R.'Ron' Cooke has died.
Ron long ago staked his claim to fame in the dynamic history of the Detroit Rock scene over several years.
Never one to lay down his sword and go home quietly, He came roaring back to life with the help and support of many of Detroit's greatest talents. After beginning his career at an early age, he was able to play with some of the true rock greats over his expansive career.
From Bobby & the Daytonas, Detroit (W. Mitch Ryder/Jim McCarty/Johnny 'Bee' Badanjek/Steve Hunter/Steve Dansby/Rusty Day & More), (w. Blues legend Bob 'Catfish' Hodge), Cactus (w. Rusty Day), Gang War (w. Johnny Thunders of New York Dolls & Wayne Kramer of MC5 Fame), Sonic Rendezvous Band (w. Fred 'Sonic' Smith), The Boogie Man From Hell, Mike Katon and so many many more, leading him to his most recent project The Dead City Prophets.
James Brown and Ron Cooke backstage at Cobo Arena
Bobby and the Daytonas or Daybreaks
Sonic's Rendezvous Band
Dead City Prophets
Ron is survived by his ever loving wife Pam, their children and grandchildren. Thoughts and prayers to the family. xK
Ron really loved this gig at the Magic Bag..