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Touring with AC/DC. Befriending The Beatles. Writing one of the world’s most iconic rock songs.

This is the story of a young boy from a small town who dreamt of one day playing the guitar for a living – and ended up a rock n’ roll legend.

It follows Bernie Marsden’s astonishing career in the industry – from tours in Cold War Germany and Franco’s Spain, to meeting and befriending George Harrison and touring Europe with AC/DC. It’s a story of hard graft, of life on the road, of meeting and playing with your heroes, of writing iconic rock songs – most notably the multi-million selling hit ‘Here I Go Again’ – and of being in one of the biggest rock bands of all time. At age 30, Bernie left Whitesnake due to serious conflict with his management, something he explores in this memoir for the very first time.

Packed with stories and encounters with the likes of Ringo Starr, Elton John, Cozy Powell, Ozzy Osborne, B.B. King and Jon Lord, this is not just a remarkable look into the highs and lows of being a true music legend, but an intimate account of the revolutionary impact rock and roll music has offered to the world.

©2019 Bernie Marsden (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A page turner…and then some!" (Chris Evans)

"An absorbing memoir." (Classic Rock Magazine)

"A very enjoyable rock-n-roll memoir that is not just for fans, but for anyone interested in this classic era of the British rock scene." (The Afterword)

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wonderful tales

bernie's a great storyteller.
his recounting of meeting some legends,& the inner-workings of the music business, is fascinating.
the (exclusive to the audible version of the book) bonus chapter at the end of the bb king interview, was a welcome addition.

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If you are a music fan

Really good insight to what life as a dedicated guitar man is like. Bernie clearly has the Whitesnake legacy and its such a shame that didn’t last as it sort of cast a shadow ever since.
Great listen tho👍

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excellent and Honest.

as a musician i can relate to allot of this book. it was very interesting and Bernie is a real Rockstar. the interview with BB at the end was superb thank you

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Very enjoyable & well told. An insight into the music business with a surprise at the end.

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Bernie at his best

Having the author telling his story. Of the British rock and blues scene. telling stories of friendship and partnership

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fantastic read. x

I couldn't stop listening. Amazing stories, beautifully told. I loved every chapter. Thank you Bernie.

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Thoroughly enjoyable listen

One of the best musician's biographies I've experienced. Entertaining, honest and refreshingly humble Bernie comes across as a very personable character that it becomes a pleasure to spend a few hours listening to. For anyone who is a guitarist or simply grew up listening to music in the late sixties and seventies I would say this essential reading.

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Brilliant

As a whitesnake fan from the old days I knew I'd enjoy this from one of the best guitarists of all time...great fun to listen to thanks Bernie you'll always be one of the very best and a real gwbtw

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Fantastic

Chances are you already know who Bernie is if you’re reading this, and you’re a fan of Whitesnake and maybe PAL as well. There are details aplenty about both in here. Unlike some autobiographies, there’s very little fat here - no massive details of school days, upbringing, etc, which is great. It’s all about the ups and downs of a hard working musicians life…the bands, the corrupt managers, success and failure.
The other notable aspect of this book is the humour…from being wound up by band mates as a rookie, through anecdotes about meeting celebs as diverse as Big Ron Atkinson to Shirley Bassey, to taxi detours to match factories in Japan.
All in all if you’re a fan of whitesnake I highly recommend it…it’s got a lot more personality than many other musician bios. If you don’t know whitesnake, it’s still probably a decent read

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Enjoyable and informative.

Any rock fan who came of musical age in the '70s and '80s will enjoy this book. Bernie is an easy going companion and has a nice line in self-deprecation given his obvious talent, both as an in demand guitarist and as a songwriter. He's also very gracious in thanking people; an obviously very well-liked and nice man.

No doubt like many, I knew of BM from his stint in the blues rock band, Whitesnake. And the book builds nicely up to that period until the sudden break-up of the best known, pre-MTV line-up. Unfortunately, after that point the final third of the book is a bit of an anti-climax.

The added extra of a backstage interview with BB King is a 'take it, or leave it' option. Also, and it's a minor quibble, but it would have been nice given their shared history if David Coverdale could have recorded his introduction, rather than have it read by an actor.

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What a joy!

Mr Marsden is a fantastic storyteller. Just have a sit and listen/read the book ))