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Bernie Marsden: Legendary guitarist Whitesnake has passed away

Bernie Marsden: Legendary guitarist Whitesnake has passed away

the Bernie Marsdenthe band’s original guitarist White snakeHe died, according to a statement by his family, in Age 72 years.

And his family wrote on Instagram that Marsden “passed away peacefully Thursday evening with his wife, Fran, and daughters, Charlotte and Olivia.” “Bernie never lost his passion for music, writing and recording new songs until the very end.”

One of the most prominent rock and blues guitarists in the UKMarsden has written or co-written several hit songs for Whitesnake, including “A Fool for Loving You”, “She’s a Woman, Walks in the Shadow of the Blues”, “Trouble” and “Here I Go Again”.

Born in Buckingham in 1951, Marsden got his start with the rock band UFO in 1972. After appearing in various bands and a short-lived project with ex-Deep Purple member Paice Ashton Lord,Marsden formed Whitesnake in London in 1978 with ex-Deep Purple singer David Coverdale and guitarist Mickey Moody. Marsden contributed to their first EP, five albums and one live album, From Snakebite (1978) to Saints & Sinners (1982). He also released two solo albums during this period, About Time Too (1979) and Look at Me Now (1981).

Marsden was Known for its extensive and sought after collection of specialty guitarsWhich included more than 200 pieces of music. In June, one of his jewels, a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard known as “The Beast”, was briefly put up for sale for more than $1.3 million.

Source: The Guardian