Great White

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Year of birth : 1977

Age: 38 years

Place of birth : Los Angeles, California, USA

Citizenship : United States


This group was founded in 1981 in LosAngeles (USA), Jack Russell (vocals) , Mark Kendall (guitar) , Lorna Black (bass) and Gary Holland (drums) . Without further ado, the guys took to perform pure blues-rock.

The team quickly gained popularity in Los Angeles-based clubs. With Don Dokken band released on his label "Out Of The Night" mini-album ,which sold 20,000 copies, and this attracted the attention of "EMI Records". In 1984, on the "EMI" released the album "Great white" and the team with the "Whitesnake" went on their first European tour. Five months later, the band toured America with the "Judas priest". However, their first album was recorded at random ,respectively, sold poorly, and "Great white" were deprived of the contract.

But the guys did not lose heart and do financed session next CD "Shot In The Dark" (this time on drums sat new drummer Odie Desbrou) .

Great whiteAlbom was successful, and the group has taken under his wing "Capitol Records",immediately reissued this disc. Then Lorne Black decided to leave the band, and was replaced by Tony Montana. To improve the sound of the "Great white" was also added keyboardist Michael Lardy. Along with "Dokken" the band went on the next tour, the past very successfully. Recorded with a big budget "Once Bitten" received very good reviews from critics for its more accessible melodic sound. The disc, which sold over one million copies, included such hits as "Rock Me", "Lady Red Light" and "Save Your Love". "Recovery. ..Live " was a tribute to the group by its blues roots and contained a set of cover versions of songs " Who "," Led Zeppelin "," Humble Pie " and Jimmy Hendrix. " Twice Shy " and " Hooked ", received platinum secured success " Great white ".

"Twice shy" contained another hit "Once Bitten, Twice Shy", caught in amrikansky Top 5.

Great white After 80-x group toured a lot. Boys played in the famous London club "Marquee", along with "Kiss", "Iron Maiden" and " Anthrax " have participated in the European " Monsters of Rock". In 1990, they struck his first visit to Japan, and were returning home at the festival "Memorial Day" with commands such as "Whitesnake", "Skid Row","Bad English" and "Hericane Alice". The last recording made ??"Great white" to "Capitol records", the disc became "Psycho City". On the album "Sail Away", released on the "Zoo Records", the group has a new bassist Teddy Cook. The material of the disc was inspired by the novel by Julian Barnes`s "The History Of The World In Ten And A Half Chapters".The next album "Let It Rock" was released on the "Imago" label, then "Great white" signed a contract with "Portrait Records".

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