Ronson, who died in 1993, performed on many of Bowie's early albums, most notably forming a part of the Spiders From Mars, the band who backed the Starman singer while performing in his Ziggy Stardust persona.

Now the classically trained guitarist's time with Bowie is to be celebrated in the city with a special live show as part of the celebrations marking its designation as the U.K. City of Culture for 2017.

A spokesman for the project told the BBC the show, titled Turn and Face the Strange, would delve, "beneath the known narratives of Mick Ronson's partnership with David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars."

The show, which will incorporate film, audio, storytelling and live music, will debut in August next year (17).

As well as his work with Bowie, Ronson produced or arranged songs for artists including Lou Reed, Bob Dylan and Morrissey.

Other events taking place as part of Kingston upon Hull's City of Culture celebrations will be announced on Thursday (22Sep16).