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This UK-based heavy rock band has been led throughout its career by David Coverdale (22 September 1951, Saltburn-By-The Sea, North Yorkshire, England). The lead vocalist with Deep Purple since 1973, Coverdale left that unit in 1976 and recorded two solo albums, Whitesnake and Northwinds. Shortly afterwards, he formed a touring band from musicians who had played on those records. Entitled David Coverdale’s Whitesnake, the band included Micky Moody (b. 30 August 1950, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England; guitar, ex-Tramline, Juicy Lucy), Bernie Marsden (b. Bernard John Marsden, 7 May 1951, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England; guitar, ex-UFO), Brian Johnston (keyboards), Neil Murray (bass) and Dave Dowle (drums). Pete Solley (b. 19 October 1948, England; ex-Procol Harum) replaced Johnston before in turn making way for Deep Purple’s Jon Lord (b. 9 June 1941, Leicester, Leicestershire, England) during sessions for the Snakebite EP, which...

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