David Coverdale

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For all fans of David Coverdale.

David Coverdale (born September 22, 1951 in Saltburn-By-The-Sea, Cleveland, England) found fame as a singer with UK hard rock stalwarts Deep Purple. His three year tenure with Deep Purple ended in March 1976 due to issues within the band such as drug use and in 1976, Tommy Bolin's heroin overdose. Moving to Germany, he laid down a vocal track on a multi-artist project organised by Eddie Hardin, released by RCA Records as Wizard's Convention. Unable to perform in England for contractual reasons, Coverdale then recorded vocals for both his solo albums in Germany while the backing tracks were laid down in London. The backing musicians who played on these albums were retained for touring purposes, and effectively became the original line-up of Whitesnake, Coverdale's personal group. Coverdale remained with Whitesnake thereafter until their dissolution in 1994 when Geffen Records elected not to renew the contract. At that time Coverdale worked with former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page on the Coverdale Page project.

Inevitably, another Whitesnake re-formation was around the corner. Whitesnake's 1997 comeback album represented a return to Coverdale's R'n'B heritage. As he told the press on its release, he had tired of the more cartoonish elements of Whitesnake's image:

"I've had enough of the Tarzan impressions. I wanna sing. Less strain on the old Calvins."

This direction was also pursued on Coverdale's third solo album, Into the light, although there was also the occasional laps into hard rock bluster mode. Now settled in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Coverdale looks set to remain a fixture in rock's middle-aged hierarchy.

In December 2002, Coverdale re-reformed Whitesnake for an American and European tour, with Tommy Aldridge on drums, Marco Mendoza (bass), Doug Aldrich (guitar), Reb Beach (guitar) and Timothy Drury (keyboards).

Coverdale was married to actress Tawny Kitaen from 1989 until 1991. Kitaen was known for her provocative appearences in Whitesnake's music videos for "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love." Currently, he is married to Cindy Coverdale, a renowned author of books (most recent "The Food That Rocks").


Discography


With Deep Purple

* Burn (1973)
* California Jam (1974) (Live)
* Stormbringer (1974)
* Come Taste The Band (1975)
* Made In Europe (1976)
* King Biscuit Flower Power Hour (1976)


David Coverdale Solo

* David Coverdale's Whitesnake (1976) (Coverdale Solo)
* Northwinds (1977) (Coverdale Solo)
* Into The Light (2001) (Coverdale Solo)



With Jimmy Page

* Coverdale/Page (1993) (Coverdale with Jimmy Page)



With Whitesnake

* Snakebite (1978)
* Trouble (1978)
* Lovehunter (1979)
* Ready And Willing (1980)
* Live...In The Heart Of The City (1981)
* Come an Get It (1982)
* Saints n' Sinners (1983)
* Slide It In (1984)
* Whitesnake 1987 (1987)
* Slip Of The Tongue (1989)
* Restless Heart (1997)
* Starkers In Tokyo (1997)

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