Tag: Def Leppard


This Day In Music, January 20th

On this day in 1982: During an Ozzy Osbourne concert in Des Moines, Iowa, a member of the audience threw a bat onto the stage. Thinking it was a fake rubber bat, the singer picked it up and attempted to bite its head off. As he did this, Ozzy soon realized it wasn’t fake but in […]


This Day In Music, October 14th

On this day in 1988: Def Leppard became first act in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive albums, with Pyromania (their third studio album released in 1983) and Hysteria, (which became the band’s best-selling album to date, selling over 20 million copies worldwide, and spawning six hit singles). Here’s a look […]


This Day In Music, October 8th

On this day in 1988: Def Leppard went to #1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with “Love Bites.” It is Def Leppard’s only #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 to date. When Robert John “Mutt” Lange originally brought the song to the band’s attention, it was a country ballad, which the band thought sounded […]


This Day In Music, August 29th

On this day in 1987: Def Leppard scored their first U.K. #1 album with Hysteria which also became #1 on the U.S. album chart in July the following year after spending forty-nine weeks working its way to the top. Also on this day in 1987: Rick Astley’s debut hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, started […]


This Day In Music, August 20th

On this day in 1983: Madness, Joan Jett, The Police and R.E.M. all appeared in concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. On this day in 1986: Rick Allen, drummer with Def Leppard made his first live appearance with the band after losing an arm in a car accident, when they appeared at the Monsters Of Rock […]


This Day In Music, August 3rd

On this day in 1985: Tears For Fears started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Shout’, the duo’s second U.S. #1. The song was released as the second single from their second studio album, Songs From the Big Chair on November 19, 1984.  “Shout” would become one of the most […]


This Day In Music, July 11th

On this day in 1981: The Specials had their second and final U.K. #1 single with ‘Ghost Town’. Despite being a song about Coventry, the band chose to film the video of themselves driving a Vauxhall Cresta around some empty London streets. On this day in 1982: Phil Collen, former guitarist with the glam rock […]


This Day In Music, May 27th

On this day in 1983: The Smiths were at #1 on the U.K. independent chart with their debut single ‘Hand In Glove.’ The Smiths recorded the track after their manager Joe Moss paid £250 for a one-day recording session at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England. On this day in 1988: Def Leppard kicked off the […]