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Def Leppard Artist Bio and Lyrics


Def Leppard formed as Deaf Leopard in 1977. The band consisted of Rick Savage, Pete Willis, Tony Kenning, and Joe Elliot, who originally auditioned to be a guitarist and was decided better fit as front man/lead singer. They simplified the spelling of their name to dodge confusion with punk bands of the time, and also drafted another guitarist, Steve Clark in 1978. Just before entering the studio for their first E.P., drummer, Tony Kenning suddenly quit. The Def Leppard EP would feature Frank Noon, temporarily drumming in the band.

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Lyrics Pour Some Sugar On Me
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Lyrics Cant Keep Away From The Flame
Lyrics 21st Century Sha La La La Girl
Lyrics Action
Lyrics Action! Not Words
Lyrics All I Want Is Everything
Lyrics All Night
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Lyrics Answer To The Master
Lyrics Back In Your Face
Lyrics Beyond The Temple
Lyrics Billys Got A Gun
Lyrics Blood Runs Cold
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Lyrics Burnout
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Lyrics Cry
Lyrics Day After Day
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Lyrics Demolition Man
Lyrics Desert Song
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Lyrics Dont Shoot Shotgun
Lyrics Elected
Lyrics Everyday
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Lyrics Four Letter Word
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Lyrics Gift Of Flesh
Lyrics Girl Like You
Lyrics Glad Im Alive
Lyrics Gods Of War
Lyrics Good Morning Freedom
Lyrics Goodbye
Lyrics Gravity
Lyrics Guilty
Lyrics Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
Lyrics Heat Street
Lyrics Heaven Is
Lyrics Hello America
Lyrics High N Dry (Saturday Night)
Lyrics Hysteria
Lyrics I Am Your Child
Lyrics I Wanna Be Your Hero
Lyrics I Wanna Touch You
Lyrics Immortal
Lyrics It Could Be You
Lyrics It Dont Matter
Lyrics Its Only Love
Lyrics Kings Of Oblivion
Lyrics Lady Strange
Lyrics Let It Go
Lyrics Let Me Be The One
Lyrics Lets Get Rocked
Lyrics Little Wing
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Lyrics Love And Affection
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Lyrics Make Love Like A Man
Lyrics Me And My Wine
Lyrics Medicine Man
Lyrics Mirror, Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
Lyrics Miss You In A Heartbeat
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Lyrics Move With Me Slowly
Lyrics No No No
Lyrics Now
Lyrics Now Im Here
Lyrics On Through The Night
Lyrics Only After Dark
Lyrics Overture
Lyrics Paper Sun
Lyrics Pearl Of Euphoria
Lyrics Personal Property
Lyrics Promises
Lyrics Release Me
Lyrics Ride Into The Sun
Lyrics Ring Of Fire
Lyrics Ring Of Fire (Alternate Lyrics)
Lyrics Rock Brigade
Lyrics Rock Of Ages
Lyrics Rock! Rock! Till You Drop
Lyrics Rocket
Lyrics Rocks Off
Lyrics Run Riot
Lyrics Satellite
Lyrics Scar
Lyrics See The Lights
Lyrics Shes Too Tough
Lyrics Slang
Lyrics Sorrow Is A Woman
Lyrics Stagefright
Lyrics Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion)
Lyrics Switch 625
Lyrics Tear It Down
Lyrics To Be Alive
Lyrics Tonight
Lyrics Too Late For Love
Lyrics Torn To Shreds
Lyrics Truth?
Lyrics Turn To Dust
Lyrics Two Steps Behind
Lyrics Unbelievable
Lyrics Under My Wheels
Lyrics Warchild
Lyrics Wasted
Lyrics When Love And Hate Collide
Lyrics When Saturday Comes
Lyrics When The Walls Came Tumbling Down
Lyrics Where Does Love Go When It Dies
Lyrics White Lightning
Lyrics Women
Lyrics Work It Out
Lyrics Worlds Collide
Lyrics You Cant Always Get What You Want
Lyrics You Got Me Runnin
Lyrics Youre So Beautiful
Lyrics Ziggy Stardust

Thanks to the song, “Getcha Rocks Off,” Def Leppard’s first EP sales would skyrocket. They would then acquire fifteen year old Rick Allen as a full-time drummer. Thanks to the success of Def Leppard EP, EMI considered signing the band but chose to sign Iron Maiden instead. Def Leppard would then sign to Phonogram Records circa 1979.

In 1980, Def Leppard would release their debut album, On Through The Night. Many UK fans were disappointed at the bands obvious attempts to impress American audiences. Their album would attract vast hostility in the UK, audience members would hurl garbage at the stage to express their dissent. However, the efforts of producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange greatly enhanced the future popularity of their second album, High ‘n’ Dry.

Following slightly below average album sales, Phil Collen replaced Pete Willis due to Willis’ excessive drinking. Their third album would finally put Def Leppard on the tongues of Americans all over the country. Pyromania, would yield the song “Photograph,” which would knock off Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” from the most requested MTV video.

Def Leppard would move on to overcome great obstacles and release many more albums. In 1984, drummer, Rick Allen would lose his left arm in a car accident. He would not be stopped however, he worked together with Simmons to create a custom drumkit where most of the work was done with pedals. They then released their fourth album, Hysteria, which would give way to their greatest known single, “Pour Some Sugar On Me.” Also, Steve Clark’s drinking problem would lead to his death in 1991.

Following the loss of Clark, Def Leppard released their fifth album in 1992. After decent sales, the band would release several greatest hits, compilations and other albums. None of which would equal the success of Hysteria.


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