Ronnie Lane had fought a nasty and debilitating disease for 20 years when he finally succumbed to the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis on this day in 1997.

Ronnie Lane, one of the good guys of rock, had risen from humble beginning to international pop star and everybody loved him. The friends he made on the way to the top, from Jimmy Page to Rod Stewart to Pete Townshend, would also figure prominently in the dark days as his body rebelled on him and disease took over his life.  Read more...