The rock group Def Leppard was established in England in 1977. The lineup changed several times. The latest one includes Rick Allen, Phil Collen, Rick Savage, and Vivian Campbell. The group is mostly famous for such hits as “Love Bites”, “Animal”, “Let’s Get Rocked”, and “When Love & Hate Collide”.
The initial lineup of Def Leppard included Joe Elliot, Rick Savage, Pete Willis, and Tony Kenning. In 1978, Kenning was replaced by Rick Allen. The musicians started playing in a small room at a local factory since they didn’t have enough money for better facilities.
In 1980, the band released their debut album On Through The Night. It was certified platinum in the USA and Canada. The LP reached the 15th spot on the UK Albums Chart and the 51st spot on Billboard 200. Their next album High And Dry (1981) was even a bigger success.
From 1983 until 1989, the group released two albums, Pyromania (1983) and Hysteria (1987). These albums received platinum certifications and are considered to be the most successful work of Dep Leppard. Hysteria was a huge hit, topping Billboard 200, UK Albums Chart, and a variety of European charts. The number of platinum certifications is impressive.