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34 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Release ROCKET Single In The UK

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Def Leppard released their classic Rocket single 34 years ago on this day in 1989 in the UK.

The sixth and final single to be released from the Hysteria album in the UK.

It was released on 30th January 1989 reaching Number 15 on the singles chart.

A song which referenced many of the band's early musical influences from the early 1970s Glam period including Elton John and David Bowie.

The follow up to 'Love Bites' which had reached Number 11 in July.

The single released on regular 7", 12", CD and cassette featuring a new B-Side called 'Release Me' and a live version of 'Rock of Ages' from Tilburg, Holland.

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