Independent label: Sunburst Records was primarily for Whitesnake related releases. Record company is Sunburst Records Ltd., and US comapny is Sunburst Records, Inc.. It managed at least one single. It issued singles in EMI's  INEP-700 numerical series. Distributed By EMI Records. David Coverdale (born 22 September 1951 in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Riding of Yorkshire) is an English rock singer most famous for his work with Whitesnake, the commercially successful hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from late 1973 to 15 March 1976, Coverdale saw an article in a copy of Melody Maker, which said that Deep Purple was auditioning for singers to replace Ian Gillan. Coverdale had fronted a local group called The Government, which had played with Deep Purple on the same bill in 1969, so he and the band were familiar with one another, and after sending a tape and later auditioning, Coverdale was admitted into the band, with bassist Glenn Hughes adding his own vocals as well. In 1976 when he resigned from the band and established his solo career. In 1978 Coverdale released his second solo album Northwinds, which was received much better than the previous album. But before the album's release, he had already formed a new band. After recording Northwinds, Coverdale soon formed the band Whitesnake, where Bernie Marsden and Micky Moody played guitar. This was originally a touring band for Coverdale's first solo album, it soon developed into a full-time band. In early 1978, the band released the Snakebite EP, which was later repackaged as a full album (titled Snakebite, released in June 1978).

78 David Coverdale's Whitesnake Snakebite  SUNBURST INEP 751

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