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Def Leppard

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Me, Myself, and I
Rick Savage (bass), Pete Willis (guitars) and Tony Kenning (drums) formed the band "Atomic Mass" in 1977 as students at Tapton School in Sheffield (see 1977 in music). Joe Elliott auditioned for a spot as their guitarist following a chance meeting with Willis. However, during Elliott's audition, it was decided that he was better suited for the role of lead singer.

Soon afterwards, they adopted the name "Deaf Leopard" (which Elliott had thought of in his school days). At the suggestion of Tony Kenning, the name "Deaf Leopard" was slightly modified to Def Leppard in order to avoid comparison to punk bands, and perhaps also as an indirect homage to Led Zeppelin's similarly styled band name.

While perfecting their sound as a band in spoon factory, the band added another guitarist Steve Clark in January 1978. Tony Kenning suddenly left the band in November 1978 prior to recording sessions for a three-song EP in late 1978. He was replaced for those sessions by Frank Noon on what was known the Def Leppard EP.

Sales for the EP soared soon after the track "Rocks Off" was given extensive airtime by renowned BBC Radio DJ John Peel, considered at the time to be a champion of punk rock and new wave music. 15-year-old Rick Allen joined the band as its full-time drummer towards the end of November 1978.

Throughout 1979, the band won a loyal following among British hard rock/heavy metal fans, and were even initially considered the leaders of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (eventually losing that spot to Iron Maiden). This emerging popularity resulted in a major label record deal with Phonogram/Vertigo (Mercury Records in the US).

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  • Lyrics to Photograph

    Im outa luck, outa love
    Gotta photograph, picture of
    Passion killer, youre too much
    Youre the only one I wanna touch
    I see your face every time I dream
    On every page, every magazine
    So wild and free so far from me
    Youre all I want, my fantasy

    Oh, look what youve done to this rock n roll clown
    Oh oh, look what youve done

    Photograph - I dont want your
    Photograph - I dont need your
    Photograph - all Ive got is a photograph
    But its not enough

    Id be your lover, if you were there
    Put your hurt on me, if you dare
    Such a woman, you got style
    You make every man feel like a child, oh
    You got some kinda hold on me
    Youre all wrapped up in mystery
    So wild so free and far from me
    Youre all I want, my fantasy

    Oh, look what youve done to this rock n roll clown
    Oh oh, look what youve done

    Photograph - I dont want your
    Photograph - I dont need your
    Photograph - all Ive got is a photograph
    Youve gone straight to my head

    Oh, look what youve done to this rock n roll clown
    Oh oh, look what youve done
    I gotta have you

    Photograph - I dont want your
    Photograph - I dont need your
    Photograph - all Ive got is a photograph
    I wanna touch you

    Photograph
    Photograph - your photograph
    Photograph -
    Photograph - I need only your
    Photograph - Im outa love
    Photograph - Im outa love
    Photograph - youre the only one
    Photograph - I wanna touch

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  • Keith Leys
    Keith Leys

    all time favourite band

    10/18/09
  • Sineadx
    Sineadx

    I Love this Band!

    8/14/07
  • Mark A
    Mark A

    hey you guys rock i seen you in concert in grande praire

    8/14/07