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Whitesnake: Wembley Arena, London

Mary Harron, Guardian, The, 5 March 1984

WHITESNAKE ARE known as the male chauvinists of British heavy metal, which is a dizzying thought. Lead singer David Coverdale's stardom is based on his image as a sex symbol — David is no oil painting, but he's a thing of God-like beauty compared with other heavy metal stars — and his early history as vocalist with the progenitors of heavy rock. Deep Purple.

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