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Biography

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Overview (3)

Born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Nicknames Cov
Elsie
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Coverdale was born on September 22, 1951 in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, England. He has been married to Cindy Barker since April 22, 1997. They have one child. He was previously married to Tawny Kitaen.

Spouse (3)

Cindy Barker (22 April 1997 - present) ( 1 child)
Tawny Kitaen (17 February 1989 - 1991) ( divorced)
Julia ? (1974 - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Often wears a 300-year-old turquoise Navajo bracelet bought in 1974
Deep, powerful, bluesy vocals

Trivia (13)

Sent in a photo of himself, as a boy in a scout uniform, to secure his audition with Deep Purple in 1973.
Two children: Jessica (b. 1978) by his first wife; Jasper (b. 1996) by his third wife.
Leader of the band, Whitesnake (1978-1990, 1994-1998, 2002-).
Replaced Ian Gillan as lead singer of Deep Purple.
Only member of Whitesnake to appear on all of their albums.
Sang on Deep Purple's "Burn", "Stormbringer" and "Come Taste The Band" albums. Also sang on the "Made In Europe" live album.
Was only 21 years old when he replaced Ian Gillan in Deep Purple.
The original 1982 version of the Whitesnake classic, "Here I Go Again", featured the line, "Like a hobo, I was born to walk alone", but the 1987 version replaced the word "hobo" with "drifter". In an interview, Coverdale claimed he changed the lyric because he was afraid people would think he was saying homo instead of hobo.
The character Snake Sanders from the video game Rock And Roll Racing was based on Coverdale.
When the Mark II lineup of Deep Purple reunited in 1984, front man Ian Gillan refused to sing material from the three albums recorded with Coverdale.
Ex-son-in-law of Terry Kitaen.
Currently, Coverdale is touring USA with a brand new Whitesnake incarnation. [March 2003]
Because the current line up of Deep Purple refuses to perform any of the material from the the albums David Coverdale sang on if a fan now wants to hear Deep Purple classics such as "Burn", "Might Just Take Your Life", "Mistreated", "Stormbringer", "Lady Double Dealer", etc. in concert they now have to go see Whitesnake who usually incorporates those songs into their setlists.

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