Dave Gahan From Depeche Mode Was Born On This Day, 1962

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Dave Gahan is an English singer-songwriter. He is well known as the lead singer for Depeche Mode. He was born May 9, 1962, in North Wealed, Essex, United Kingdom.

Q magazine listed Gahan at No. 73 on its list of the “100 Greatest Singers”. He was No. 27 on its list of “The 100 Greatest Frontmen”. Gahan is known for his “huge, deep baritone voice”. In 2020, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Depeche Mode.

Gahan has written many songs for the following albums: Playing the Angel (2005), Sounds of the Universe (2009), Delta Machine (2013), Spirit (2017), and Memento Mori (2023). He composed four songs that were recorded as singles: “Suffer Well” in 2005, “Hole to Feed” in 2009, “Should Be Higher” in 2013, and “Cover Me” in 2017.

His solo albums include Paper Monsters (2003) and Hourglass (2007). He also authored lyrics for several songs on Soulsavers’ albums The Light the Dead See (2012), Angels & Ghosts (2015), and Imposter (2021).

With Depeche Mode, David Gahan recorded 15 studio albums. 

“Freelove” is the third single from Depeche Mode’s tenth studio album, Exciter (2001). Written by Martin Gore

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