Steve Clark, the former Guitarist with Def Leppard was born 23 April 1960. Def Leppard were Formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement and their strongest commercial success came between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. Their 1981 album High ‘n’ Dry was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who helped them begin to define their style, and the album’s stand out track “Bringin’ On the Heartbreak” became one of the first metal videos played on MTV in 1982. The band’s next studio album Pyromania in 1983, with the singles Photograph and Rock of Ages, turned Def Leppard into a household name. In 2004, the album ranked number 384 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Def Leppard’s fourth album Hysteria, was released in 1987, and topped the U.S and UK album charts. As of 2009 it has 12x platinum sales in the United States, and has gone on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide. The album contained loads of absolutely fantastic songs, including “Love Bites”, “Pour Some Sugar on Me , “Hysteria,” Armageddon It , “Animal” Rocket“, Gods of War and Women.
VIVA HYSTERIA http://youtu.be/b0HcoJ8irqg
Def Leppard’s next studio album Adrenalize reached number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and UK Album Chart in 1992, this contained several hits including, “Let’s Get Rocked” and “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad”. Their 1993 album Retro Active contained the acoustic hit song “Two Steps Behind”, while their greatest hits album Vault released in 1995 featured track “When Love & Hate Collide. Sadly though Clarke passed away 8 January 1991. However he was replaced by Vivian Campbell who has remained with Def Leppard ever since. Def Leppard’s latest album Def Leppard was released in 2015 as part of a limited edition fan pack containing a magazine, limited edition prints and a Key ring. It contains the songs Let’s go, Dangerous, Man Enough, we belong, Invincible, Sea of Love, Energized, All time high, Battle of my own, Broke & Broken-hearted, Forever Youmg, Last Dance, Wings of an Angel, Blind Faith, We Belong (Alternate mix), Let’s Go (UK Radio edit).