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On This Day In Def Leppard History - 1st August 2017

Tuesday, 1st August 2017

Joe Elliott 2016.
Pic by Chele Drappel

On This Day in Def Leppard History - 1st August, the following concerts and events took place. Including the birth of lead singer Joe Elliott in 1959 who celebrates his 58th birthday today.

The band have performed seven times on Joe's birthday. Only once with Steve Clark in the band and never with the classic Steve/Phil band line up.

Read more about Joe's birthday.

The first birthday show for Joe was as a support act to AC/DC with Brian Johnson on vocals when he turned 21. The band had supported the same band in 1979 on Rick Allen's 16th birthday with Bon Scott on vocals (who died in February 1980).

Also on this day in 1981 the 'High 'n' Dry' album reached Number 26 in the UK charts.

Read more about this album chart anniversary.

As of 2017, Def Leppard have played 7 times on this date.

  • Def Leppard History - Concerts/Events On This Day
  • 1st August 2017  |  Last In Line - Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany - News Story
  • 1st August 2014  |  Xfinity Center, Mansfield/Boston, MA, USA - Show Page (55)
  • 1st August 2008  |  Sommet Center, Nashville, TN, USA - Show Page (49)
  • 1st August 2003  |  T. H. At Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY, USA - Show Page (44)
  • 1st August 2000  |  Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA - Show Page (41)
  • 1st August 1999  |  Minnedosa Lake Amphitheatre, Minnedosa, MB, CANADA - Show Page (40)
  • 1st August 1993  |  Harvey's Lake Amphitheatre, Harvey's Lake, PA, USA - Show Page (34)
  • 1st August 1981  |  UK Chart #26 - 'High 'n' Dry', UK - Album Page | News Story
  • 1st August 1980  |  The Palladium, New York, NY, USA - Show Page (21)
  • 1st August 1959  |  Joe Elliott - Born In Sheffield, ENGLAND - News Story

Use the previous news links to go back through each day in history to June 2011.