David Lee Roth was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He grew up learning how to play the guitar from his father, a gospel singer. David’s mother, sister, and brother are also musicians. He is currently married to dancer and model Patti LaBelle. He has also been in the music business as a producer.
David Lee Roth began playing the guitar at age nine. He joined a number of groups while in high school including Deerhunter, Skye Swoop, and God Save the Wolf. After leaving Deerhunter, he joined several gospel and blues-based groups including Blind Willie McTell. He went on to play electric guitar and keyboard in various projects. Later, he started performing solo as David Lee Roth. His first album was entitled Rock Guitar.
In 1984, David Lee Roth released his second album called Staminck. The album featured songs such as Purple Haze, Take It Easy, Reach for the Sun, I Remember You, and I’m a Believer. He went back to his guitar work after that album. His third album entitled Out of Time brought him back to the limelight as he returned with a new band called Crown.
David Lee Roth continued to work with various hard rock bands while making his solo debut album. During this time, he worked with the band King, as well as with Thrush. During this time, he also began to work as a solo artist. On this album, he sings about his relationship with his girlfriend, Brandy.
After several years of working hard as a hard rock band and singer, David Lee Roth decided to pursue a recording career in other fields. He started to work with producer John Butler, who produced albums by such artists as Motley Crew, Thrush, and King. David Lee Roth then worked with engineer Scott Weiland, who worked on albums by such bands as Croquet and Mottley Crue. These days, he is known for his voice. He has released several albums featuring his distinctive falsetto as well as working with several other artists.
This article briefly covers David Lee Roth’s early years. It also covers his work as a member of the band King and later working with John Butler and Scott Weiland in the band Thrush. A former high school football player, David played football for the Leeds Trinity University Trojans. Following a brief stint in the navy, he joined the band King with which he stayed for two years playing bass guitar. Following a brief period in Cream, David Roth left the group and formed a new band named “The World,” which he now plays lead guitar and sings lead.