was born on 22nd September 1951 in Saltburn-on-sea, Yorkshire, Great Britain. He was raised in a family pub, where he grew up listening to a variety of local bands and artists. He started out playing the guitar but decided, wisely enough, to take up singing instead. While working in a gentry's boutique selling pants, he answered an ad in Melody Maker, which landed him the job as singer in Deep Purple. As part of his references, he (or possibly his mother) sent along a picture of young David wearing his scout uniform. Hm, how cute!