Bernie Marsden, the unique guitarist for Whitesnake and co-writer at the back of hits together with ‘Right here I Pass Once more’ and ‘Idiot for Your Loving’, has died. “On behalf of his circle of relatives, it’s with deep unhappiness we announce the demise of Bernie Marsden,” a observation on his reliable website online reads. “Bernie died peacefully on Thursday night together with his spouse, Fran, and daughters, Charlotte and Olivia, by means of his facet. Bernie by no means misplaced his hobby for track, writing and recording new songs till the tip.” Marsden used to be 72.
Born in Buckingham, UK in 1951, Marsden performed with more than a few native bands sooner than getting his first skilled gig with UFO in 1972. During the Nineteen Seventies, he performed in bands together with Wild Turkey, Comfy Powell’s Hammer, Babe Ruth, and the Deep Pink offshoot Paice Ashton Lord. It used to be whilst recording with the latter that he met Deep Pink vocalist David Coverdale, with whom he shaped Whitesnake along guitarist Micky Moody.
As a member of the band between 1978 and 1982, Marsden contributed to the Whitesnake’s first 5 albums: 1978’s Hassle, 1979’s Lovehunter, 1980’s Able an’ Prepared, 1981’s Come an’ Get It, and 1982’s Saints & Sinners. Although ‘Right here I Pass Once more’ at the beginning got here out in 1982, it used to be the re-recorded 1987 model of the observe that was a chart-topping unmarried in the United States.
After Whitesnake, Marsden went directly to excursion and report with bands together with Alaska, MGM and the Moody Marsden Band, and contributed to albums by means of the likes of Jack Bruse, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice. He additionally launched a number of solo albums, together with his remaining LP, Trios, launched in August 2022.
Coverdale paid tribute to Marsden on social media, writing, “I’ve simply woken as much as the bleak information that my outdated good friend & former Snake Bernie Marsden has handed. My trustworthy ideas & prayers to his loved circle of relatives, pals & fanatics. A truly humorous, talented guy, whom I used to be venerated to understand & percentage a level with RIP, Bernie XXX.”