Deep Purple defined heavy metal and hard rock music back in the day. They are pioneers of hard rock music and defined the whole genre in the 70s. They also induced blues, pop, and progressive rock in the songs. They are one of the most influential bands of all time, helping a lot in the development of the heavy metal genre.
David Coverdale joined the band in 1973. It was after the departure of Ian Gillan. Even though David’s tenure in the band was for a very short time, he sang on albums like ‘Burn’, and ‘Strom bringer’. It is considered the best album by the band. Over time, the band Deep Purple has had several line-up changes and David joined the band when everyone was in their prime.
Coverdale had a lot to learn and while working with Deep Purple he learned a lot about the music industry. His work in Deep Purple was also critical for the development of Deep Purple. He even helped them define their music style. His time in the band is one of the greatest times in history. He is known for his powerful blue voice.
In the mid-1970s, David left the band to pursue his own music. That’s when he formed Whitesnake in 1978. He released the self-titled album in 1987 and became one of the most successful bands of the 1980s. He achieved success even as a solo artist and with his band and became an influential singer in the hard rock genre.
His time in Deep Purple was also very special to him. He learned many lessons being there which shaped his future career. Even his bandmates in Deep Purple helped him and he took his chance and learned a lot. He considered, Ritchie Blackmore and Jon Lord, ‘two musical colossi’.
He explained the importance of Deep Purple while talking with Illinois Entertainer. He said, “Learning from two musical colossi like [Ritchie] Blackmore and [Jon] Lord was the most incredible education I could possibly imagine. It set me up for the amazing journey I’m still on.”
His lesson and experience from Deep Purple helped Whitesnake become one of the most successful bands in the world. David’s departure from Deep Purple was a bold move but it was worth it. He used all his experience to push himself and his band further.