Whitesnake
1977
United Kingdom
Music group
*David Coverdale was the lead vocalist of Whitesnake from 1977 to 1997 and of Coverdale*Page from 1991 to 1993.

*Coverdale has sold 40 million albums in a career that spans three decades.

*Coverdale was born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Cleveland, England on September 22, 1951 and got his first big break as lead vocalist with Deep Purple in 1973. He stayed with them until 1976 and was featured on such classic albums as Stormbringer, Come Taste the Band and Burn, which made the Top 10.

*Coverdale’s first #1 hit was Whitesnake’s single, "Here I Go Again," in 1987. The follow-up, "Is This Love," reached #2. The self-titled album which contained both tracks, sold 10 million copies in the U.S. alone and held the #2 position on the charts for 6 months.

*In 1989, the follow-up to Whitesnake, Slip of the Tongue, also went platinum and reached the Top 10.

*Whitesnake scored their first platinum album with 1984’s Slide It In.

*Whitesnake’s other hits include "Now You’re Gone," "Deeper The Love," "Fool for Your Loving," "Give Me All Your Love," "Still of the Night" and "Love Ain’t No Stranger."

*In 1997, two Coverdale solo albums, Restless Heart and Starkers in Tokyo, an "unplugged" album, both reached #1 on the charts in Japan.

*Influential guitarists who have worked with Coverdale include Jimmy Page, Steve Vai, Ritchie Blackmore, Tommy Bolin, Vivian Campbell and Adrian Vandenberg.

*Coverdale has also worked with such other highly regarded musicians as Cozy Powell, Jon Lord and Tommy Aldridge.

*Among Coverdale’s best selling videos are Trilogy, Fourplay, Live at Donnington, Starkers in Tokyo, Deep Purple.
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