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Bernie marsden received his honourary degree from University of Buckingham

Bernie Marsden has been awarded a honorary Master of Arts degree by his home town University of Buckingham. The presentation speech delivered by Professor John Clarke lists Bernie’s numerous achievements, from scoring a #1 US hit with Here I Go Again, to his recent charity work.

We all at The Highway Star would like to extend our warmest congratulations.

Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

8 Comments to “Master Bernie”:

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    Κωνσταντίνος Νούσιας says:

    actualy 1987’s version hit no1 not Saints and Sinners

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    nupsi59 says:

    “Two white men can play the blues: Eric Clapton and this guy from Whitesnake.” (B.B. King)

    Well done, Mr. Marsden!

    Congratulations, and have a nice Day!

  3. 3
    El Gibleto says:

    Well done Bernie! Heard a great interview with him on Bob Harris programme last Sunday morning on Radio 2, discussing Shine. And the old days. And playing a few acoustic numbers including Trouble…

  4. 4
    El Gibleto says:

    It was 1987 version, but Bernie still wrote it with Mr. C…

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    George Hyland says:

    I think Bernie wrote a ton of great songs with Whitesnake…. As far as that BB King quote…. Gary Moore was white too!

  6. 6
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:


    Neither come close to Gary Moore (RIP)…..

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    George Martin says:

    The original version of “Here I Go Again” from Saints and Sinners was much better than the remake on the 1987 album. Actually I really did not like the remake that much. Just my opinion. Congratulations Bernie!

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    @xel says:

    I’d like to join this list of felicitators.
    Congratulations. I’m very happy that Bernie has been given credit for his outstanding musical talent by the University of Birmingham and even B.B.King himself, too. He deserves it!!
    It’s a bit sad that he seems to be reduced to *a* #1 hit he wrote, because the fact of having a hit doesn’t matter at all and doesn’t judge his overall work appropriately. Well, kinda like the “SOTW syndrom”, I guess 🙂
    Bernie is about waaayyy more than that, and a very nice person on top, as I was blessed to be able learning at several occasions over the past decades.
    Keep on being Bernie, Bernie!! You’re a great bloke. Hope to see you again, somewhere down the road.

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