Whitesnake is a British hard rock band from Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. The group was formed in 1977 by singer David Coverdale, formerly Deep Purple, and first enjoyed success in Europe and Japan before winning a resounding commercial success in the United States in the mid-1980s.
David Coverdale is the only permanent member of the group, who has seen many changes of musicians. In their early years, their music was blues hard rock. Ready an 'Willing or Come an' Get It albums are classic hardblues. Subsequently, their music gradually took a new direction with a heavy metal sound, sometimes close to glam metal.
David Coverdale forms Whitesnake in 1978 >>> in Middlesbrough, Cleveland, North East of England. The band is working under the name of The White Snake Band on the album White Snake (1977) and on his tour. They tour with Coverdale and participate in his two albums, White Snake (1977) and Northwinds (1978), between his departure from Deep Purple and his entry into Whitesnake. At this time, the band consists of David Coverdale, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Neil Murray and drummer David "Duck" Dowle and keyboardist Brian Johnston. Johnston is then replaced by former Procol Harum keyboardist Pete Solley.
Whitesnake records the EP Snakebite, which is released in 1978 and includes a cover of Bobby's song, "Do not No Love in the Heart of the City" "Blue" Bland, their first New wave hit of British heavy metal hits the musical rankings>. The EP has some success in the UK, and is later reissued with four bonus songs from Coverdale's second solo album, Northwinds (1978), produced by Roger Glover.