This Day In Hard Rock. David Coverdale.
David Coverdale was born on September 22, 1951, in Saltburn-by-the Sea, North Riding of Yorkshire, England.
David Coverdale is the rock singer most famous for his work with Whitesnake, the commercially successful hard rock band he founded in 1978.
Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple, from late 1973 to 15 March 1976, when he resigned from the band and established his solo career. On 8 April 2016, Coverdale was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple.