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David Coverdale founded Whitesnake, a rock band that achieved wide fame in the late 1980s, with the No. 1 song "Here I Go Again."
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Coverdale has been married three times. He had a daughter, Jessica (born in 1978), with his first wife, Julia. His second marriage was to actress Tawny Kitaen from 1989-1991, who is known for her appearances in several of his music videos. Since 1997, he has been married to wife Cindy, an author, with whom he has one son, Jasper, born in 1996.
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