Def Leppard Biography :
Hard-Rock Pop-Metal band formed in Sheffield, ENGLAND in 1977 by lead singer Joe Elliott, guitarist Pete Willis, bassist Rick Savage and drummer Tony Kenning; the four guys soon started playing around local clubs, the following year, Steve Clark joined the group as second guitarist and Kenning was replaced by drummer Rick Allen.
The quintet recorded their first EP shortly afterwards, the record created enough buzz around the band and landed them opening spots for Sammy Hagar and AC/DC.
After signing with Phonogram in Europe and Mercury in the States, in the spring of 1980 Def Leppard released their debut full-length album, "On Through The Night", which was a hit in their homeland on the back of the single track "Hello America"; they supported the album's release with a promotional tour throughout the U.S. where the set debuted at #51 on the Pop chart. .. more Def Leppard Biography