Def Leppard

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Hall of Fame Essay


Robert Burke Warren

Missing his bus that autumn day in Sheffield, England, 1977, may have inconvenienced 18-year old wannabe rocker Joe Elliott, but it set in motion a series of events that would lead to his fronting one of the biggest bands in history: Def Leppard.

An undeniable eighties juggernaut still vital today, Def Leppard stand as one of a handful of rock bands to reach the RIAA’s “Double Diamond” status, i.e., ten million units of two or more original studio albums sold in the United States.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2019
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they made real songs that people can sing
Brian May



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