Steve Clark Biography
Birthday: April 23, 1960 (Taurus)
Born In: Hillsborough, Sheffield, England
Steve Clark was an English musician who belonged to the popular hard rock band of the 1980s, ‘Def Leppard’. He was famous for his guitar prowess which earned him the nickname “Riffmaster” and Steve “Steamin” Clark. He played guitar and provided backing vocals for the band. A classically trained musician, the guitar was his soulmate. He was known to charm the socks off his audience with his phenomenal guitar skills and solos on stage. He landed on the cover of multiple magazines and attracted much media attention during his career which praised him for his primo guitar playing abilities. Def Leppard’s frontman, Joe Elliot, notes that Steve Clark was God almighty on guitar. Ranked No. 11 on Classic Rock Magazine's "100 Wildest Guitar Heroes" he was credited with contributing to 90% of Def Leppard’s songs. The band rose to fame after the guitar legend joined the band in 1978. Though he had an incredible career as a guitarist and a songwriter, he struggled with alcohol addiction problems. His failed battle against alcohol addiction led to his untimely death at the age of 30.