This Day In Rock. 30.07.2016. Happy Birthday Micky Moody!
Former Whitesnake guitarist Micky Moody turns 66 today.
Michael Joseph "Micky" Moody was born on August 30, 1950 in Middlesbrough, New Hampshire, England. He is best known as a member of the inaugural lineup of Whitesnake, though he actually began his career years earlier as a member of Juicy Lucy. After exiting Juicy Lucy, Moody played with Snafu for a few years, as well as on several session gigs, before joining Whitesnake in 1978. When bandleader David Coverdale began tinkering with Whitesnake's lineup in the mid-'80s, Moody resumed his prior career as a session guitarist; he also formed a blues-rock outfit called the Moody & Marsden Band with Whitesnake cohort Bernie Marsden. Moody and Marsden reunited again in the Whitesnake-affiliated supergroup Company of Snakes in 2000, and Moody released his first solo album, the bluesy 'I Eat Them for Breakfast', followed by 5 more solo albums.
A versatile guitarist, Moody has been an active session musician and his own website lists over 100 albums to which he has contributed musically.
During his 40 years spanning career he has also performed live alongside the likes of Eric Clapton, Alvin Lee, Mick Taylor, Bruce Dickinson, Sam Brown, Gary Brooker, Suggs, Alice Cooper, Uriah Heep, Mark King, Brian Auger, Meat Loaf, Paul Weller and one of his early guitar hero Duane Eddy.
Whitesnake - Here I Go Again (live at Donington Park, 1983) Micky Moody lead guitar
Bernie Marsden + Micky Moody - Till The Day I Die (live acoustic)