5 Amazing Facts About Def Leppard
5 Thing You May Or May Not Know About Def Leppard.
1. Def Leppard was formed in 1977 in Sheffield. They performed their first gig in a school gym, apparently 6 people attended.
2. There aren’t many rock bands that have had two albums sell over 10 million copies in the USA alone. No prizes for guessing it was 'Pyromania' and 'Hysteria'.
3. Drummer Rick Allen lost his left arm in a car crash. He soon realised he could use his legs to play the drums. He worked with Simmons to create a special electronic drum kit.
4. Not only were Def Leppard the first rock band to be shown on MTV, at the time the song ‘Photograph’ was the most requested video on MTV. There were more requests than Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’.
5. Def Leppard is in the Guinness Book of World Records. On Oct 23rd 1994 they performed in three concerts on three different continents, all in one day. That’s a lot of miles in one day!