44 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Record The DEF LEPPARD E.P. At Fairview Studios
Def Leppard started recording The Def Leppard EP in Willerby, Hull, England 43 years ago on this day in 1978.
The band travelled to Fairview Studios in Hull, England to spend two days recording their very first vinyl release.
Day one of their first professional recording session took place on 25th November 1978 with guest drummer Frank Noon and were completed the next day.
The idea for the EP was inspired by The Next Band featuring Frank Noon, Rocky Newton and John Lockton who recorded their own at the same studio in September 1978. Rocky later supported Lep in 1981 as part of Lionheart and sang backing vocals on the 'Pyromania' album.
Frank was borrowed from The Next Band specifically for this session after original drummer Tony Kenning had been fired on 18th November.
The EP cost £148.50 to record which was borrowed from Joe Elliott Snr. A further £450 was borrowed by Joe from a work colleague to fund the first vinyl pressing and the picture sleeves (stuck together by Joe and his Mum) cost £65.
The EP comprised three tracks - 'Ride Into The Sun', 'Getcha Rocks Off' and 'The Overture'.
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