David meets his people in Newcastle
1997: "Songs of yours have been my total life," declares Dawn, a blonde woman
of 25 in a crushed-velvet suit. Amid the hubbub of a meet-the-fans
night out and album playback at Newcastle's Swallow Hotel, she's
shouting this intimacy in the profferred left ear of David Coverdale.
The future direction
1997: It was to finish off something that's been unbelieveably gracious to me, and given my family and myself
security for, forever really! But that has nothing to do with
why I do it. I sing and write music because I love to sing,
it's my grand passion! And now I'm at the height of my power
as a person, as a physical person, as a vocalist.
Davids online chat with his fans
1994: He's the son of a factory worker-turned barkeep in the North
of England. David Coverdale was first inspired when he saw Jimi Hendrix
perform on TV's "Ready, Steady, Go."
Coverdale/Page press release
1993: The idea was too intriguing not to explore. Jimmy Page, arguably rock's most influential guitarist, was searching for a lead vocalist for his next album following his 1988 solo debut. Meanwhile, David Coverdale, the bluesy belter who had founded one of rock's most successful bands, Whitesnake had decided to dissolve that group.
Wagging tounge edition interviews
1989: David comments tracks of the Slip of the tounge album in this interview made for a promo release of the album called the Wagging tounge edition [Read more]
Whitesnake - Band of Gypsies
1984: It sometimes seems as if there's a community of heavy rock bands—all
the Purple offshoots, Lizzy, anyone Cozy Powell's played with, etc.—who
are forever engaged in a game of musical chairs; a game where some go
up, some go down, and someone usually ends up out on their ass. Is it
a quest for musical perfection, or are they just a bunch of moody
bastards who can't get on with each other?
Whitesnakes American assault
1984: Often, the musical tastes of British and American rock fans mirror each
other to an amazing extent. Other times, however, a band that generates
a great deal of of public fervor on one side of the Atlantic remains a
virtual non-entiry on the other. Take the case with Whitesnake; long
one of the leading members of the English hard rock aristocracy..
Slide in in comments
1984: What happened was we finished the album in Europe and we were all
delighted with the way it came out. However, the American record
company said it was sounding European and not sounding American.
Even when I said, "I am European", they said, "However, we'd like
it to sound American"
Fantasy fairy tale come true
Dave is a very down to earth character who hails from Redcar. Considering the speed of success he's very
level headed and can in no way be described as an egomaniac. At only 23
Dave is at an important stage of his career and is still aware of his