David Coverdale is an English rock singer best known for his work with White snake, a hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before White snake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from 1973 to 1976, after which he established his solo career.
A collaboration with Jimmy Page resulted in a 1993 album that was a commercial and critical success. In 2016, Coverdale was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple, giving one of the band’s induction speeches. Coverdale is known in particular for his powerful blues-tinged voice.