Bernie Marsden dies at 72

Legendary blues rock guitarist Bernie Marsden has died at the age of 72. Conquest Music released a statement on behalf of the Marsden family confirming the news.

On behalf of his family, it is with deep sadness we announce the death of Bernie Marsden. Bernie died peacefully on Thursday evening with his wife, Fran, and daughters, Charlotte and Olivia, by his side.

Bernie never lost his passion for music, writing and recording new songs until the end.

Marsden is known for his work with the band Whitesnake including co-writing the massive hit song “Here I Go Again” with David Coverdale. Coverdale described Marsden as ”A genuinely funny, gifted man, who I was honored to know & share a with.”

Marsden’s most recent work came in 2022 with the release of Trios. It was the third album in a series of tribute albums to the artists that inspired Marsden.

Pete Francis

Pete Francis is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blues Rock Review. Pete founded Blues Rock Review in 2010 because he felt there was a major void in how the blues rock genre was covered. Pete is the host of Blues Rock Weekly and a co-host on the Blues Rock Show.

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  • Deepest respects to the family members of Bernie he was truly appreciated for all of his talents and skills. R.I.P. my friend…g


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