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42 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's WASTED Single At Number 61 In the UK

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Def Leppard's classic early single Wasted reached Number 61 on this day in 1979 in the UK.

The second single released by the band after 'Getcha Rocks Off' which had been a repackaging of the original 'Def Leppard E.P.'.

It entered the UK single Top 100 chart on this day in 1979 at its peak position of 61.

The single was first released on 9th November and spent a further two weeks on the chart.

The song had been recorded at Olympic Studios in London with producer Nick Tauber. The band and management were not happy with his production style and dropped two of the other songs recorded during the sessions ('Glad I'm Alive' and 'Rock Brigade').

The first version of 'Hello America' was used as the B Side for this seven inch single release. Their first new release for Photogram Records having signed to them in August 1979.

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