Def Leppard, Poison and Cheap Trick an uncommon blend at SPAC

In December 1977, Def Leppard played its first gig. Six friends gathered to hear covers of David Bowie and Thin Lizzy tunes, as well as the band's first original song, "Misty Dreamer."

Fast forward to June 2009, and Def Leppard is still performing, but now the band plays its own hits in front of thousands of fans at each stop.

Even with the ever-changing music scene, the band's popularity has not waned. And they don't fit the traditional "hair band" mold, having hung on through the '80s and '90s while many of the era disappeared.

The band's songs have spanned the radio dial over the years, prompting millions to sing along to such as hits as "Rock of Ages" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me."

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