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Smile of a Mona Lisa

Here’s Whitesnake performing on a German TV Show called Plattenküche at Cologne’s WDR Studios, filmed on February 19, 1979, and broadcasted on March 13 same year.

Thanks to Snakehead1964 for posting this and to Yvonne for bringing these young snakes to your attention.

7 Comments to “Smile of a Mona Lisa”:

  1. 1
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Great stuff!, Wúnderbar!.
    & now for some early, ‘dawn of man’ type Whatsnake?!:

    They were still a little green in those days.

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    John Doe says:

    Time not heard. Still a cheerful song.

  3. 3
    Uwe Hornung says:

    A modern love song indeed. No one puts true romance better into words than the boy from Redcar.

    I always dug Jon’s “Saruman”-look back then, he would have looked great with the guys from Molly Hatchet too!

    Und finally, in that one jaunty little song, Neil Murray puts in more expression, musicality and notes than all his WS successors (i) put together (ii) on all their albums (iii) in the last 40 years after his first departure/firing.

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    Ted The Mechanic says:

    Fantastisch. Und eine heiße Tanzfläche! Uwe@3, big grin on my muzzle upon reading your reference of „Saruman“ and Molly Hatchet. You nailed it! :>


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    Carsten Matuszczak says:

    I remember me watching this in the old days. I was 14 years old. At that time you have to take what you get. That was that Plattenküchen one, wich was held in a style of a comedy format. Thats the reason for the scene during the song. Than we got a short snippet (maybe one minute) of smoke… with Tommy Bolin in “RockPop”. That was a video from Budokan and the Rainbow Gig in Munich by German format Rockpalast. While it was aired we had to move to a party. Wether me or my brother wanted to go there, but we were made to by our parents. When we arried there (travel took 15 Minutes) we entered the living room to get the rest of the concert. We had only 3 TV Channel at the time, I noticed a Deep Purple Documentary and Windows where aired, sadly on “out of reach” TV Channels. I paid 100 D-Mark for a copy of California Jam on BetaMax. I missed any Beat Club and Disco appereance. My Purple life started in `74, when my brother came up with Burn! So I’m Purpleized for more than 45 years now.

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    uwe hornung says:

    There was no life before Deep Purple, lieber Landsmann, nuff said!

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    Joma says:

    The man translated Whitesnake to “wild snake” 🙂

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