David Coverdale is an English rock singer and the founding member of the legendary hard rock band ‘Whitesnake.’ He desired a career as a rock singer from an early age, having been born into a family of music enthusiasts. He began recording songs professionally during his adolescent years, attempting to hone his voice for rock singing. He was a member of numerous bands before forming his own famous hard rock band, dubbed ‘Whitesnake’. His band was a highly successful collaboration of singers and musicians who contributed some of the 1980s’ most vibrant and celebrated songs. The band has changed lineups and reformed several times over the last three decades, but the band’s phenomenal music is unmatched. His performance as a band vocalist and as a rock artist is outstanding and exceptional. He possesses the ability to captivate his audience with his effortless singing, which comes naturally as a result of his passion for music. His dream of becoming a rock singer became a reality as a result of his sincere efforts and unwavering dedication to his passion. His contribution to music is a gift to all music lovers worldwide.
Childhood & Adolescence
He was born on September 22, 1951, in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Redcar, and Cleveland, England, into a musical family. His father was a steelworker.
He was initially drawn to music as a child and began singing along with records as a toddler. His love for music began at a very young age.
He lived in a house above his parents’ club. While grooving to the tunes of bands such as The Pretty Things, The Sorrows, The Yardbirds, and The Kinks, he developed a strong interest in guitar, which fueled his passion for music even more.
He began performing professionally at the age of 14 and worked on his voice in preparation for a career as a rock singer. He attended an arts college and was a member of several bands, including Vintage 67, Denver Mule, and Magdalene.
Career of David
In 1968, he became the vocalist for a local cover band called The Skyliners. The band performed at local clubs and colleges before changing their name to ‘The Government’. He left the band in 1972 and spent the next two years singing for another band, the Fabulosa Brothers.
While working at a boutique in 1973, he came across an advertisement for an audition with ‘Deep Purple’ for a lead singer to replace Ian Gillen. Coverdale and Deep Purple had previously collaborated on projects for the local band The Government. He was hired as a vocalist by ‘Deep Purple.’
The band followed up with successful albums such as ‘Burn’, ‘Stormbringer’, and ‘Come Taste the Band’. He rose to fame as a rock star, but the band disbanded in 1976 due to internal strife.
He began his solo career shortly after the band split, releasing two albums, ‘White Snake’ (1977) and ‘Northwinds’ (1978), with all songs written by him and guitarist Micky Moody. Both albums were quite successful and received favorable reviews from music fans.
He formed his own hard rock band, ‘Whitesnake,’ prior to the release of his second solo album, which eventually made him a superstar. It began as a touring band before evolving into a full-time band led by Micky Moody and Bernie Marsden.
In 1978, the band released its first official single, ‘Snakebite,’ which reached the UK top 100. The following year, they released ‘Trouble,’ which peaked at No. 50 on the UK album charts.
In 1979, their follow-up album, ‘Lovehunter,’ charted in the UK’s Top 30 and earned them a sizable European fan base.
They followed up with ‘Ready an’ Willing’ in 1980, which featured one of their biggest hits, ‘Fool for Your Loving’. It was followed by more successful albums such as ‘Live in the City’ (1980), ‘Come and Get It’ (1981), and ‘Saints & Sinners’ (1982). (1982).
He took a break from music in 1997 after performing at numerous rock concerts and releasing numerous hit albums as a member of a band. In 2000, he released ‘Into The Light,’ his first solo album in 22 years.
He reformed the ‘Whitesnake’ band in 2002 and has since released several albums, including ‘Good to Be Bad’ (2008) and ‘Forevermore’ (2011), in addition to performing live throughout Europe and America.
Significant Works of David
Whitesnake scored their first chart-topping single with ‘Fool for Your Loving’ from the album ‘Ready an’ Willing’ in 1980. The song charted in the United States, reaching No. 53 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 13 in the United Kingdom.
The band’s self-titled album peaked at No. 2 on the United States album charts in 1987. ‘Is This Love’ and the band’s first No. 1 hit single, ‘Here I Go Again,’ were among the album’s biggest hits.
Personal History and Legacies
He married Julia Borkowski, a German lady, in 1974, and the couple welcomed a daughter, Jessica, in 1978.
He married Tawny Kitaen, a former model and actress, on February 17, 1989, but the couple divorced two years later in April 1991. In 1997, he married Cindy, with whom he had a son, Jasper, in 1996.
Estimated Net worth
Coverdale, David David Coverdale is an English musician with an estimated net worth of $18 million. David Coverdale is best known for his work with Deep Purple and Whitesnake.
He also had a solo career, collaborating with Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin on a 1993 certified-platinum album. In 2016, Coverdale was enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.