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Just a couple of highlights from this week in music history!
AUG 1: Happy birthday to Joe Elliott, born today in 1959! Elliott is the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the iconic British rock band Def Leppard. He co-founded the band in 1977. With his distinctive raspy yet melodic voice, Elliott has been a driving force behind Def Leppard's success, helping them achieve global fame with albums like "Pyromania" and "Hysteria." Known for their arena-filling anthems and enduring hits, Def Leppard's music has left an indelible mark on the rock genre. Joe Elliott's dynamic stage presence and songwriting abilities have solidified his status as a rock legend, captivating audiences for decades. *Extra credit points if you know who Joe is on stage with in the picture???*
AUG 8: Happy birthday to Rikki Rockett of Poison, born today in 1961. His dynamic drumming was pivotal in shaping the band's signature sound. Alongside hits like "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," Rockett's rhythmic prowess and showmanship contributed to Poison's success. With his distinctive appearance and contributions, Rikki Rockett remains a notable figure in the history of glam metal, leaving an indelible mark on the music scene of that era.