Gahan, Dave

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Gahan, Dave Gender: M
David Gahan
born on 9 May 1962 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Chigwell, England, 51n38, 0e05
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Fisher
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Dave Gahan
photo: Noa Hassin, license cc-by-sa-3.0


British musician, a member of the rock group Depeche Mode and their lead singer. They were the first of the big electronic groups, basically a novelty act when they made their debut. They reached the top-10 in both the U.S. and their native England with their 1990 album, "Violator." The band is composed of Gahan, Martin Gore, songwriter and Alan Wilder, electronics, and Andrew Fletcher, who manages the business affairs of Depeche Mode Inc.

An active drug abuser, Gahan entered the hospital briefly in August 1995 after slashing his wrists in a suicide attempt. On 5/28/1996, he was arrested after being saved from death from an apparent overdose of cocaine in a Los Angeles hotel room. He pleaded not guilty at his hearing.

Gahan married Joanne, the secretary of the band's fan club, in 1985: they had a son, Jack, in 1987 and divorced in 1991.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Wilder, Alan (born 1 June 1959). Notes: Band mates in Depeche Mode


  • Social : Joined group May 1980 (Joined the group Depeche Mode)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released April 1981 (Single released)
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  • Work : Gain social status October 1981 (Single hits the top ten chart in the UK)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship January 1982 (Alan Wilder joins the group)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 1985 (Joanne)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1987 (Son Jack born)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1990 (Album released in U.S. and England)
  • Work : Prize 22 December 1990 (Top Modern Rock Tracks Artist)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1991 (From Joanne)
  • Work : Prize 10 February 1991 (Best British Single Award, BRIT awards)
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  • Death : Suicide Attempt August 1995 (Slashed wrists)
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  • Crime : Arrest May 1996 at 12:00 midnight in Los Angeles, CA (Drug charges and accidental O.D.)
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Source Notes

David Fisher quotes Marjorie Orr, from Gahan


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (Tours and international performances)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Music group)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Personal : Death : Suicide Attempt (Slashed his wrists)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Dapache Mode Inc.)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Lead singer)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award