Mark Ronson's drag confession

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 March 2008

Mark Ronson's drag confession

Mark Ronson used to wear his mother's clothes.

The Grammy Award-winning producer admits he used to raid the wardrobe of his writer mum Ann Dexter-Jones wardrobe looking for 70s-style flowery outfits.

He said: "When I was 14 I began playing in my first band, which had an early 70s Sly And The Family Stone-type funk influence, so I'd raid my mum's wardrobe looking for flowery print shirts and psychedelic-looking overcoats. I even had my hair chopped in a bowl cut like The Stone Roses."

Ronson, 32, insists his unusual fashion experiments were encouraged by his mother.

He said: "When I was 13 I put a blond streak in my hair, then it grew out. My mum encouraged me to put it in for my Bar Mitzvah because she didn't want me looking like all the other kids."

A Bar Mitzvah is a Jewish coming-of age ceremony held for boys when they reach their teenage years.

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Mark Ronson

DJ and producer du jour, who souped up Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen, performs his own solo show, now going in a more funky electro direction on latest album Uptown Special.

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