Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
WBLM remembers to legendary Def Leppard guitarist and songwriter, Steve Clark on his birthday. He was born on April 23, 1960 near Sheffield, England. His uniquely chunky and circular riffs were a staple in the Def Leppard sound from the time he joined in 1978, until his untimely death in 1991.
I feel truly honored to have been able to see him live with Def Lep in Portland on the Hysteria tour in October of 1987. Steve Clark played the CCCC with Def Leppard 3 times from 1981 to 1987. He absolutely brought that authentic rock and roll swagger with that guitar slung way down low every time.
That's me in the middle with a black-eyed Steve to my left.
Here's a terrific tribute Def Leppard made a few years back to Steve Clark on his birthday. Riffs like no other! Thank you Steve!