Def Leppard was formed this month in 1977. Joe Elliott says he missed the bus and ran into Pete Willis. They had the “starting a band” discussion and Joe became lead singer of Atomic Mass. Pete says Joe stopped by to buy an amplifier for his guitar. Pete could tell he would be a great frontman and asked if he wanted to try singing for his band. Either way, they changed their name to Def Leppard and history was made this month in 1977.
-- Doug O’Brien