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291. Whitesnake

Top 5 Albums from Last.FM

  • Whitesnake

  • Greatest Hits

  • Slip Of The Tongue

  • Whitesnake's Greatest Hits

  • Slide It In

If Whitesnake were to get in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, would Tawny Kitaen get in too for her work on those videos? Train wreck aside, the music of Whitesnake was very successful and was among some of the better Hard Rock based Pop Metal efforts of the 80’s. Though it is not loved by all, many talented and respected musicians (David Coverdale and Steve Vai for example) were past members of Whitesnake and an induction to honor some of those people while unlikely, is not impossible.




The Bullet Points:

Eligible Since:



Country of Origin:

United Kingdom (Middlesbrough, England)


Nominated In:



NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Whitesnake (1987)


NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Fool for Your Loving (From Slip of the Tongue, 1989)

Should Whitesnake be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 60.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 21.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 6.1%
Last modified on Monday, 16 October 2017 17:18
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0 #3 Michael tabor 38 2017-08-19 04:36
David Coverdale is the 1st person associated with Hair metal in the HoF with deep purple.
They are on a short list of possibles. Motley Crue Def Leppard Bon Jovi(which will go in 1st just because) after that scorpions poison & Sjitesnake. Farther out is ratt skid row conderala dokken Tesla warrant.
+3 #2 Darryl Tahirali -0001-11-30 00:00
It's funny that the comments on this page make the unflattering comparison of Whitesnake to Led Zeppelin because Zep's Robert Plant usually gets credit for rechristening singer David Coverdale as David Coverversion, and in fact Whitesnake did develop a synthetic sound that yielded a commercially successful career, though not one that deserves enshrinement in the Hall of Fame.

Actually, Whitesnake does have a strong pedigree, arising from the ashes of Deep Purple, with Coverdale, that band's last vocalist, and Purple mainstays keyboardist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice forming the core of the early Whitesnake, while producer Martin Birch, the Johnny-on-the-s pot of British hard rock at the time who had been with Purple throughout, also manned the booth for Whitesnake. Whether Birch did an effective job is one thing, but thanks to the twin guitars of Bernie Marsden and Mickey Moody, early Whitesnake had a genuinely bluesy feel to its sound.
+3 #1 Musicologist999 -0001-11-30 00:00
Whitesnake can rock out with the best of them, and David Coverdale is a great rock vocalist (and yeah, they made some memorable videos with Tawny Kitaen). But Whitesnake have always been criticized as being a Led Zeppelin clone, and Coverdale a Robert Plant clone. If Whitesnake ever get in, I won't be opposed to it. But it ain't likely to happen.

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