Def Leppard

(Sheffield, South Yorkshire 77 – present)
NWOBHM, originally called Atomic Mass

 

 

 

 

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

 

The Def Leppard EP 7” (Bludgeon Riffola, SRTS/78/CUS-232) recorded Nov-Dec 78, released May 79
Tracks: Ride into the sun, Getcha rocks off, The Overture

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Penthouse, Sheffield 26-8-78
Tracks: Glad I’m Alive, Rosalie, Ride Into the Sun, When the Walls Came Tumbling Down, Answer to the Master, Overture, Emerald, Good Morning Freedom, Wasted, Rocks Off

Fusion, Sheffield University 27-11-78
Tracks: Doctor Doctor, Ride Into the Sun, Only You Can Rock Me, Jailbreak, The Boys Are Back in Town, Rocks Off

Demos recorded Nov 78
Tracks: Overture, Beyond the temple, Warchild, Getcha rocks off, Got to see the lights, Tomorrow seems like yesterday, Wasted

 

Further Information;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Def_Leppard
http://www.defleppard.com/

Line ups;

Atomic Mass
75 – 77
Rick Savage (bass)
Tony Kenning (drms)
Paul Doubleday (gtr)
Paul Hampshire (gtr)

Def Leppard #1
77 – Jan 78
Rick Savage (bass)
Joe Elliott (voc)
Tony Kenning (drms)
Pete Willis (gtr)

#2
Jan 78 – Nov 78
Rick Savage (bass)
Joe Elliott (voc)
Tony Kenning (drms)
Pete Willis (gtr)
Steve Clark (gtr)

#3
Nov 78
Rick Savage (bass)
Joe Elliott (voc)
Frank Noon (drms)
Pete Willis (gtr)
Steve Clark (gtr)

#4
Nov 78 – Jul 82
Rick Savage (bass)
Joe Elliott (voc)
Rick Allen (drms)
Pete Willis (gtr)
Steve Clark (gtr)

Frank Noon is ex-The Next Band

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