WHEN David Bowie went down on his knees on stage in a raunchy mime with Mick Ronson's guitar, it was as though the dark ages of the macho lead guitarist were being swept away forever.
For more on the modern Ronson Varaflame Premier, visit The Comet was a light weight lighter made in plastic and available in a number of different colours.
This model, left, was made in the 70s, it is a chrome version of the original design. It is retailed as the 'Super Comet' and available in brushed chrome or black finishes.
There is a good market for Ronson Varaflame lighters on e Bay.
Prices vary from £10 or £20 to up to £100 depending on condition and whether the lighter is working or not.
Mark Daniel Ronson (born 4 September 1975) is an English musician, DJ, singer, songwriter and record producer.
Although his debut album Here Comes the Fuzz failed to make an impact on the charts, his second album Version reached number two in the UK and included three top 10 singles.
Mark Ronson is currently separated from Josephine de la Baume.
He has been in six celebrity relationships averaging approximately 4.0 years each.
Ronson produced "Cold Shoulder" on Adele's first album, 19.
He received acclaim for producing Amy Winehouse's album Back to Black, for which he won the Grammy Awards for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, Best Pop Vocal Album and Record of the Year for the single "Rehab".
After that first flash of inspiration in London N1, there were further sessions in Los Angeles, Memphis and New York – months spent adding and subtracting elements with the highly portable and infinitely adjustable facilities of contemporary digital recording technology.