SOS>>ALASKA - UK

Heart Of The Storm - 1984 - Bronze
The Pack - 1985 - Bronze


  
 
Members

S= Skinny Cat, Juicy Lucy, Babe Ruth, UFO, Wild Turkey, Paice, Ashton & Lord, Hammer, Whitesnake, Jon Lord>>Bernie Marsden [Bernard John Marsden]>>Solo, MGM, Moody Marsden Band, Cozy Powell, Borderline, Air Pavillion, Headmistress, The Snakes, Company Of Snakes - Strider, The Business, Last Flight, Kyoji Yamamato>>Rob Hawthorne
G= Skinny Cat, Juicy Lucy, Babe Ruth, UFO, Wild Turkey, Paice, Ashton & Lord, Hammer, Whitesnake, Jon Lord>>BERNIE MARSDEN [BERNARD JOHN MARSDEN]>>>>Solo, MGM, Moody-Marsden Band, Cozy Powell, Borderline, Air Pavillion, Headmistress, The Snakes, Company Of Snakes, Elkie Brooks, The Diesel Band, Ringo Starr, M3, Solo
B= National Health, Whitesnake>>Neil Murray>>MGM, Black Sabbath - BRIAN BADHAMS>>Steve Gibbons Band, Elkie Brooks
D= Voyager, Marillion>>JOHN MARTER>>SAS
K= Magnum>>Richard Bailey>>Whitesnake - Hammer, Rainbow, MSG>>DON AIREY>>Ozzy Osbourne, Uli Jon Roth, Silver, Living Loud, Deep Purple, Solo, Arapacis, Uriah Heep



History

Alaska was the band of former Whitesnake and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Bernie Marsden. Most fans got to know Marsden through Whitesnake songs Fool For Your Lovin' and Here I Go Again.

Marsden formed Alaska in 1983, initially as SOS, and released the debut album the year after. A tour with Manowar followed. The Pack was recorded at Sol Studio, which was owned by Jimmy Page. Marsden had heard an album taped by engineer Stuart Epps and had contacted the man to be told to come down to Sol. Marsden was interviewed by Tony Jasper on the British Forces radio and was criticized for not letting loose more with his playing. Vocalist Hawthorne was replaced by former Sweet Savage and Venture singer Rob Cass. Don Airey joined the ranks for the second outing replacing Bailey who was Whitesnake-bound. Marsden split Alaska to form MGM with Neil Murray and Mel Galley. Marsden's band had a live DVD in 2004, simply called Alive, which was recorded at London's Roundhouse.

Last Flight was called The Business earlier. That band had opened for the likes of Tom Petty, Eddie Money and AC/DC.

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