Singer David Coverdale is celebrating his birthday today!!!
(Photo: David Coverdale On Twitter)
Coverdale began his musical career in 1969 with the band "The Government", but his big opportunity came when he saw an ad in the "Melody Maker", that "Deep Purple" was looking for a singer. He sent a tape to the band and was immediately summoned to an audition after which he was informed that he had been accepted into the band. David Coverdale replaced Ian Gillan in the MKIII lineup of "Deep Purple" and later in the MKIV lineup, between 1973 to 1976 and released 3 studio albums, among them the masterpiece "Burn".
In 1977, after the breakup of "Deep Purple", David Coverdale burst into his solo career when he teamed up with guitarist Micky Moody and released the album "White Snake". Later the name of this album will become the name of the band "Whitesnake", which will be lead by Coverdale with a high hand for more than four decades, to this day.
As part of "Whitesnake", Coverdale will manage to magnetize two of his former friends from "Deep Purple". Initially, keyboardist Jon Lord will release the album "Lovehunter" with him, and later drummer Ian Paice, who has participated in the albums "Ready An' Willing" and "Come an' Get It". Coverdale will continue to recruit the best musicians for his band, such as drummer Cozy Powell who participated in the album "Slide It In". In 1987, Coverdale will replace all the band members and fundamentally change the band's musical style, on their most successful album, "Whitesnake (1987)".
After Ronnie James Dio left "Black Sabbath" in 1982, the band offered Coverdale to join in, but he declined.
In 1993, Coverdale will surprise the music world when he joins guitarist Jimmy Page. The two will release the album "Coverdale/Page".
During his extensive career, David Coverdale has released no less than 20 studio albums. Three with "Deep Purple", the same number of solo albums, one album in which he collaborated with Jimmy Page and 13 studio albums with his band "Whitesnake".
Coverdale also starred in the song "Behind the Smile" from the album "The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast" which Roger Glover released in 1974.
He has also collaborated and been featured on albums by other artists, including Jon Lord, Bernie Marsden, Eddie Hardin and more.
Two more small trivia details:
1. Coverdale contributed his voice to the soundtrack of the movie "Days of Thunder" with Tom Cruise, in a song he recorded especially for the movie called "The Last Note of Freedom."
2. He recites the words "Walking the fine line between Pagan and Christian" At the end of the immortal instrumental piece "For the Love of God" by guitarist Steve Vai.
So let's wish this mighty singer with the unique voice many more musical years and to ourselves another visit of him and his band to Israel.
And now let's listen to a playlist of his songs that we compiled especially for you: Here.