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Great White was a blues rock metal band from Los Angeles that formed in 1978.  The band started out as "Dante Fox", and changed their name to "Great White" after guitarist Mark Kendall (Great White was his nickname).  By 1982, Great White had a demo and a great manager (a guy named Alan Niven who had worked with Motley Crue).  Niven had convinced a local L.A. station to play songs from this album, and within a short time, Great White's audience grew from in the hundreds at local bars to the in thousands at larger L.A. venues.  By 1983, Great White landed a record deal with EMI records, and their debut album hit the shelves in 1984. 

In their early days, Great White toured with bands like Judas Priest and Whitesnake.  After the release of their second album, Shot in the Dark, Great White went on tour with Dokken.  It was their 1987 release, Once Bitten, that really put Great White over the top (the album went Platinum).  You might remember the songs "Rock Me" and "Save Your Love" from that album.  Not to be out done, Twice Shy was released in 1989.  This album went double platinum and featured the song, "Once Bitten, Twice Shy".  1989 found the band with a Grammy nomination and on tour with Bon Jovi.

As the 1990's rolled on, Great White release several albums and did meet with some early success.  Like many groups, Great White band members changed here and there for various reasons.  By 2001, the band had officially broke up. The music of Great White continued on by lead singer Jack Russell, who called is band "Jack Russell's Great White".  It was this version of the band that was involved in the 2003 Rhode Island club incident, where 100 fans died due to a stage fire (including the band's guitarist).

In 2006, Great White re-formed with all the original members:  Russell, Kendall, Lardie, McNabb and Desbrow.  In 2008, McNabb left to play with Dokken, and Jani Lane filled in for Russell during a 2010 tour when Russell was out for health reasons.  In 2011, Russell had reincarnated "Jack Russell's Great White," a re-birth that the original Great White band members staunchly opposed.  More to come?  At the time of this writing, the Great White Discography was as follows:

  • 1984: Great White
  • 1986: Shot in the Dark
  • 1987: Once Bitten...
  • 1988: Recovery: Live!
  • 1989: ...Twice Shy
  • 1989: Live at the Marquee
  • 1990: Live in London
  • 1991: Hooked
  • 1992: Psycho City
  • 1994: Sail Away
  • 1996: Stage
  • 1996: Let It Rock
  • 1999: Can't Get There from Here
  • 2002: Thank You...Goodnight!
  • 2004: Extended Versions
  • 2006: Once Bitten, Twice Live
  • 2007: Back to the Rhythm
  • 2009: Rising
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    1986
    Shot in the Dark
    Great White Shot in the Dark

    1987
    Once Bitten
    Great White Once Bitten

    1989
    Twice Shy
    Great White Twice Shy

    1993
    More Greatest Hits
    The Best of Great White

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