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1 Year Ago DEF LEPPARD's RICK SAVAGE Acoustic Performance For SHEFFIELD Charity (Video)

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Def Leppard bassist Rick Savage gave a rare solo acoustic performance for a Sheffield charity show on this day in 2020.

Sav played a short solo acoustic version his own song 'We All Need Christmas' for the first time.

After a short introduction he played the first verse and chorus in a performance recorded before Christmas.

The event called 'Christmas Carol Concert for the Sheffield Children's Hospital' took place online on 28th December 2020.

Joe explained on his 2020 Planet Rock radio show Christmas Edition the song was written and recorded in the middle of the very hot UK summer of 2018.

Eventually released in October 2018 as the lead single from 'The Story So Far...The Best Of'.

The two and a half hour show was hosted by two musicians called The Lipinski brothers playing various carols at the request of people like Jessica Ennis as well as talking about the work of the hospital.

The hospital is located in the Broomhill area of the city not far from where both Sav and Joe grew up.

The performance was notable as the very first solo performance of Sav's career.

With the closest comparable ones taking place in November 1995 along with Joe when they did 'Can't Keep Away From The Flame' on Irish TV.

And in March 2004 when he and Joe played four acoustic songs together for the 'Sincerely Sheffield' show in Sheffield.

The other being a semi-solo performance alongside his daughter Jordan in April 2010 at the Dave Kilner Tribute Show which was also held in Sheffield and the Sheffield City Hall.

However he only sang backing vocals on two of those performances and not full lead vocals.

He has of course taken lead vocals on the 2006 Queen cover 'Dear Friends' from the 'YEAH!' Walmart bonus disc.

And again on the 2015 'Last Dance (Demo)' from the Japanese version of 'Def Leppard'.

Sav's performance can be seen in the video on youtube.com which runs from 2 hours 5:34 minutes until 2 hours 7:41 minutes.

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Rick Savage - 28th December 2020 Christmas Carol Concert Quotes

"Hi I'm Rick from Def Leppard."

"I'd like to welcome you all and thank you for tuning in."

"It's for a great cause the Leukemia and cancer wards of the Sheffield Children's Hospital."

"Please donate what you can no matter how big, no matter how small."

"Every penny. Every cent. Every Euro will be very very much appreciated."

"And in the meantime I will attempt to try you a little Christmas cheer."

"Merry Christmas."

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Christmas Carol Concert - News Quote

"Join us on Monday 28th December from 7pm for a night of festive carols, famous faces and raising much needed funds for our new Cancer Ward at Sheffield Children's.£

"Hosted by the Lipinski's live from Weston-super-Mare, there will be special musical guests and the chance to request your favourite carol."

"To make your donation to take part text CAROLCONCERT 10 to 70085 to donate £10 or visit - justgiving.com/campaign/christmascarolconcert

"Thanks so much for your support."

Watch the full video at - youtube.com

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