Bernie Marsden

Bernie Marsden

born on 7/5/1951 in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Links www.berniemarsden.co.uk (English)

Bernie Marsden

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Bernie Marsden

Bernard John "Bernie" Marsden (born 7 May 1951) is an English rock and blues guitarist. He is primarily known for his work with Whitesnake having written or co-written with David Coverdale many of the group's hit songs, such as "Here I Go Again".[1]

Having played with Glenn Cornick's Wild Turkey in 1974, he then played with Babe Ruth, from 197576, before becoming an original member of Paice Ashton Lord in 1977 and then joining the hard rock band, Whitesnake, after having the possibility of playing with his boy-time hero Paul McCartney and Wings because while waiting, David Coverdale asked him to form Whitesnake.

In more recent years, Marsden has toured with his bands Company of Snakes and M3 (both formed with fellow former Whitesnake members Micky Moody and Neil Murray) and performed with Elkie Brooks.

Over the years he has taken part in a number of sessions and has released a handful of solo albums (And About Time, Too!, Look at Me Now, Green & Blues, Stacks). He has also collaborated with Micky Moody on a number of Marsden-Moody live and studio projects.

On the Sweden Rock Festival on 10 June 2011 Bernie Marsden played with Whitesnake for the first time since 1981, thus becoming the second of only two former Whitesnake band members who have played with Whitesnake in recent years, the other person being Adrian Vandenberg, who also played with them on the Sweden Rock Festival.

In the last ten years, Marsden has been involved in very different projects. The most unusual being two engagements at the National Theatre in London for Nickolas Hytner's productions of Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" and "Henry the V" in collaboration with Simon Webb. Also, he appeared in ZDF television in Germany for their production of "Frankie", a six-part TV special. After this, Marsden has worked alongside Robert Plant, Paul Weller, Ian Paice and Jon Lord for The Sunflower Jam charity concert in London. Bernie also played Guitar with Ringo Starr and his son Zak Starkey in Monte Carlo. Most recently, he has been playing and writing for guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa.

Bernie Marsden now endorses PRS Guitars and has his own Signature guitar released in 2012. As of the beginning of 2013, he is recording his new album for Mascot Provogue records at Abbey Road Studios in London and Royal Studios in Memphis. He has also produced a blues documentary, A Day in the Delta, in collaboration with Jim Singleton, filmed in Mississippi for release in late 2013.

Discography

With UFO
  • 1973 "Give Her the Gun" (single)
  • 1993 The Decca Years
With Cozy Powell's Hammer
  • 1974 Na Na Na (single)
With Wild Turkey
  • 1974 Don't Dare to Forget
With Babe Ruth
  • 1975 Stealin' Home
  • 1976 Kid's Stuff
With Paice Ashton Lord
  • 1977 Malice in Wonderland
  • 1993 BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert '77
  • 2007 Live in London '77 (DVD)
With Whitesnake
  • 1978 Snakebite
  • 1978 Trouble
  • 1979 Lovehunter
  • 1980 Ready an' Willing
  • 1980 Live...in the Heart of the City
  • 1981 Come an' Get It
  • 1982 Saints & Sinners
  • 2003 The Silver Anniversary Collection
  • 2004 The Early Years
  • 2008 30th Anniversary Collection
With Alaska
  • 1984 - Heart of the Storm (as Bernie Marsden's Alaska)
  • 1985 - The Pack
  • 1986 - Alive (VHS, DVD - 2005)
  • 2002 - Live Baked Alaska
  • 2003 - Anthology 1
With The Moody Marsden Band
  • 1992 - Never Turn Our Back on the Blues
  • 1994 - Live In Hell - Unplugged
  • 1994 - The Time Is Right for Live (the two above albums released as one)
  • 1994 - Real Faith
  • 1999 - In Concert & Studio Outtakes Mainly Guitars (Live Sampler)
  • 2000 - The Night the Guitars Came to Play
  • 2001 - Ozone Friendly
  • 2004 - The Best Of
With The Snakes, Company Of Snakes & M3
  • 1998 - Once Bitten (Japan)
  • 1998 - Live in Europe
  • 2001 - Here They Go Again
  • 2002 - Burst the Bubble
  • 2005 - Classic Snake Live
  • 2005 - Classic Snake Live 2 cd Japan Edition
  • 2005 - Rough an' Ready (CD)
  • 2007 - Rough an' Ready (DVD)
With The Little House Band
  • 2000 Christmas 2000 (COS line up as The Little House Band) Unreleased Promo, Cover Versions
With The Majesticaires
  • 2001 Solid Rock (COS line up as The Majesticaires) Unreleased Promo, Cover Versions

Solo
  • 1979 - And About Time Too! (reissue: 2000)
  • 1981 - Look at Me Now (reissue: 2000)
  • 1992 - The Friday Rock Show Sessions '81
  • 1995 - Tribute to Peter Green: Green and Blues
  • 2002 - Blues Rock (Bad Ass'd Boogie Driven Hot Licks) Industry Only Sampler
  • 2003 - Big Boy Blue (Advance Edition)
  • 2003 - Big Boy Blue (2CD Edition)
  • 2005 - Live At The Granary
  • 2005 - Stacks
  • 2006 - Blues 'n' Scales: A Snakeman's Odyssey 1970-2004 (compilation)
  • 2007 - Big Boy Blue... Live (live album)
  • 2007 - The Ironworks Session (Sampler Available Gigs Only)
  • 2008 - Radioland (compilation)
  • 2009 - Bernie Plays Rory
  • 2009 - Going to My Hometown (live album)
  • 2011 - Ballyshannon Blues for Rory
  • 2012 - Very Local Boy (compilation)
  • 2013 - Stages Live (Maryport Blues Festival Edition)
  • 2014 - Shine

Other recordings
  • 1973 You & Me (Chick Churchill)
  • 1974 Jumblequeen (Bridget St John)
  • 1978 Ain't That Just the Way (Barbi Benton)
  • 1979 Over the Top (Cozy Powell)
  • 1980 Why (K2)
  • 1981 Tilt (Cozy Powell)
  • 1982 Before I Forget (Jon Lord)
  • 1982 Reading Rock '82 (VA)
  • 1988 Guitar Speak 2 (VA)
  • 1988 "South Africa" (Ian Gillan, writer)
  • 1990 Perfect Crime (Blonde On Blonde, as producer only)
  • 1991 Forcefield IV: Let the Wild Run Free (Forcefield)
  • 1992 Instrumentals (Forcefield)
  • 1992 First of the Big Band - BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert '74 (Tony Ashton & Jon Lord)
  • 1994 Tellin' Stories (Walter Trout Band)
  • 1994 Line Up (Borderline)
  • 1995 Frankie - Soundtrack
  • 1998 Still Crazy - Soundtrack
  • 2000 Snakebites - The Music Of Whitesnake (Tribute)
  • 2000 Popmodel (Mama's Jasje)
  • 2002 Blues for Harlem (Larry Johnson)
  • 2002 I Eat Them for Breakfast (Micky Moody)
  • 2003 Freak Out! (Chris Catena)
  • 2007 Booze, Brawds and Rockin' Hard (Chris Catena)
  • 2007 Human Spirit (Gary Fletcher)
  • 2007 Ian Paice and Friends Live In Reading 2006 (DVD)
  • 2007 Little Hard Blues" (Andrea Ranfagni, "Everybody Knows", "May Day", "New Baby", "Easy Woman")
  • 2008 The Original - The Audiolab Sessions 2002 (Les Castle)
  • 2008 Slap My Hands (Jimmy Copley)
  • 2008 Live and Rocking! - Live at the Hell Blues Festival 2000 (Micky Moody & Friends)
  • 2009 Endangered Species - Live at Abbey Road 2000 (CD/DVD, Tony Ashton & Friends)
  • 2011 All Out (Don Airey)
Film and television appearances
  • 1989 Runaway Dreams (musical director)
  • 1995 Rock Family Trees (interviewee)
  • 1998 Still Crazy (performer, song "A Woman Like That")
  • 2006 Heavy Metal - Louder Than Life (interviewee)
  • 2013 Dance with the Devil: The Cozy Powell Story (interviewee)
  • 2013 A Day in the Delta (host)

References

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External links

Whitesnake
Members
David Coverdale - Doug Aldrich - Reb Beach - Uriah Duffy - Tommy Aldridge - Timothy Drury
Former members: Jon Lord - Dave Dowle - Ian Paice - Cozy Powell - Denny Carmassi - Aynsley Dunbar - Neil Murray - Rudy Sarzo
Bernie Marsden - Mel Galley - Micky Moody - John Sykes - Adrian Vandenberg - Vivian Campbell - Steve Vai - Warren DeMartini - Marco Mendoza
Discography

Studio albums: Snakebite - Trouble - Lovehunter - Ready an' Willing - Come an' Get It - Saints & Sinners - Slide It In - Whitesnake - Slip of the Tongue - Restless Heart -

Live albums: Live at Hammersmith - Live...In the Heart of the City - Starkers in Tokyo - Live: In The Shadow Of The Blues

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