Def Leppard: The Definitive Visual History by Ross Halfin

By Ross Halfin

Def Leppard's unstoppable, anthemic difficult rock has earned it revenues of greater than sixty five million albums around the world and a legion of devoted fanatics. This totally licensed visible background of the band follows them from the recent wave of British heavy steel to their immense Pyromania and Hysteria albums to the sustained strength in their documents and excursions this present day. mythical rock photographer Ross Halfin has been capturing Def Leppard seeing that 1978, and his candid and definitive photos have helped seize and form clone of the band. Def Leppard contains greater than 450 vintage and unseen photos, in addition to textual content from Halfin and tales and remark through the band contributors and others. The book's ebook coincides with the discharge of an all-new Def Leppard album within the spring and a world journey in the summertime.

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FanFriggin’Tastic! –Rick 34 What you see me wearing here cost a mere £25!! You have to realize when we started this tour, we had nothing!! Forty pounds a week I think we were on . . 99; overall look, priceless!!! –Joe 35 36 I know none of us are in this shot, but it’s still an important picture. This is our first-ever headline show in a stadium, at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, California, in 1983. It was the last show of the American tour, which started just a few months earlier with us supporting Billy Squier.

Phil 52 Rick onstage. Notice the microphone that we later took away from him because he was only pretending to sing (he can actually sing really well when he wants to). –Phil 53 (above) Me and Steve at the “Foolin’” video shoot. –Phil 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 Shooting the video for “Rock of Ages” at the Battersea Power Station in London (as seen on the front album cover of Pink Floyd’s Animals). Coincidentally, on my birthday. We shot the “Photograph” vid at the same place a week before on Sav’s birthday.

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