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Coverdale•Page
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David Coverdale and Jimmy Page
Background information
OriginUK
GenresHard rock, blues rock, heavy metal
Years active1991–1993
LabelsEMI, Geffen (US/Canada)
Associated actsLed Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Page and Plant
WebsiteWhitesnake official website
Led Zeppelin official website
Past membersDavid Coverdale
Jimmy Page

Coverdale•Page was a musical collaboration featuring Whitesnake and former Deep Purple lead vocalist David Coverdale, and former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.

Their debut album, Coverdale/Page was released on 15 March 1993, reaching No. 4 in the UK and No. 5 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Five singles were released to promote the album: "Pride and Joy", "Shake My Tree", "Take Me for a Little While", "Take a Look at Yourself" and "Over Now".

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of the LP, CD and Cassette in excess of 500,000 copies[1] and eventually went Platinum.[2] The album also received the official Japanese Sony Music in-house award for sales in excess of 150,000 copies in Japan[3] as well as the EMI in-house sales award for sales in excess of 60,000 copies in the UK.[4]

Background[edit]

The project commenced in 1991 at the suggestion of American A&R executive John Kalodner, as both artists were signed to Geffen Records at the time in North America. The two had met at least once before, at Castle Donington's 1990 Monsters of Rock festival, which Whitesnake headlined. Aerosmith were second on the bill and Page guested on their encore, "Train Kept A-Rollin'".

Prior to the formation of the duo, Page's former Led Zeppelin bandmate Robert Plant had been reluctant to reunite with Page.[5] In interviews at the time, Plant expressed some derision at the guitarist's collaboration with Coverdale, referring to the project as ‘David Cover-version’.[6][7]

"David was really good to work with," Page noted. "It was very short-lived, but I enjoyed working with him, believe it or not."[8]

An American arena tour was planned for the summer of 1993. But after sluggish ticket sales, it was scrapped in favour of a series of concerts in Japan, after which the partnership was dissolved.[citation needed] Page subsequently teamed up with Plant for an "UnLedded" MTV project and Coverdale returned to Whitesnake.

The collaboration can be considered a supergroup, as drummer Denny Carmassi was part of the classic lineups of Montrose in the 1970s and Heart in the 1980s.

Members[edit]

  • David Coverdale - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Jimmy Page - electric and acoustic guitars, bass, harmonica, dulcimer, backing vocals

Session musicians[edit]

Touring members[edit]

Other members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position Chart Position
1993 "Pride and Joy" U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 1 UK Singles Chart -
1993 "Shake My Tree" U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 3 UK Singles Chart -
1993 "Take Me for a Little While" U.S Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 15 UK Singles Chart 29
1993 "Over Now" U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 24 UK Singles Chart -
1993 "Take a Look at Yourself" U.S Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks - UK Singles Chart 43

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coverdale Page Coverdale Page USA AWARD DISC (406281)". Eil.com. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  2. ^ Prato, Greg. "Coverdale/Page Biography". Yahoo. Retrieved 2011-07-25.
  3. ^ "Coverdale Page Coverdale Page Japan AWARD DISC (406354)". Eil.com. 2007-06-20. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  4. ^ "Coverdale Page Coverdale Page UK IN-HOUSE AWARD DISC (406343)". Eil.com. 2007-06-20. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  5. ^ Prato, Greg. "Coverdale/Page". Vh1. Retrieved 2009-06-27.
  6. ^ "David Coverdale Hopes to End Fight With Robert Plant". Michael Gallucci. 2013-06-15. Retrieved 2015-12-04.
  7. ^ Led-Zeppelin.org. "Led Zeppelin Assorted Info". Archived from the original on 16 February 2012.
  8. ^ Murray, Charles Shaar (August 2004). "The Guv'nors". Mojo. No. 129. p. 75.
  9. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles and Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 124. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.