Friday proclaimed Def Leppard Day in Hamburg

Hamburg isn't exactly known as a heavy metal capital – yet. But after Friday, who knows?

Friday has been proclaimed Def Leppard Day in the Town of Hamburg, by virtue of a unanimous vote Monday by a bemused Town Board.

Two members of the famed band, Phil Collen and Rick Savage, will be on hand to sign autographs for an hour at 1 p.m. at Music Exchange, 4514 Camp Road. The band is scheduled to play at 7 p. m. Friday at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center.

"It's a great opportunity to showcase the town," said Supervisor Steven J. Walters, who was 3 years old when the band formed in England in 1977.

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