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Photograph Single Released 32 Years Ago Today

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015

Photograph 1983.

Def Leppard released their classic Photograph single 32 years ago on this day in 1983 in the UK.

The Marilyn Monroe-inspired song was the first single to be released from the 'Pyromania' album.

It was released on 3rd February 1983 reaching number 66 and spending four weeks on the UK Top 75 chart.

It went on to become a big hit in the USA for the band and reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Rock Singles chart.

Below is the comment about the song made by Joe Elliott for the 'Vault' album release.

1995 - Vault Album Booklet Quote

Joe Elliott - "This song broke us big time in the States and all I could think was how disappointing it was that it wasn't a hit in the UK."