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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 23 April 1960Sheffield, England, UK
Date of Death 8 January 1991London, England  (drug and alcohol overdose)
Birth NameStephen Maynard Clark
Nickname Steamin'
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Guitar player and one of the original members of Def Leppard from 1977 until his death in 1991, Steve Clark was considered to be lightning in a bottle. He auditioned for the band wearing his guitar two notches too low, playing the guitar solo from Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird". He adored the audience interaction and was a deeply troubled man. Steve had a severely disapproving father who never approved of his musician ambitions. The depression that came from that led Stephen to drink heavily. He died of complications arising from severe alcoholism at age 30.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jessica Ware

Trivia (4)

Was a "Terror Twin" along with band-mate Phil Collen.
Shares a birthday with William Shakespeare.
He and Phil Collen received the "Terror Twins" nicknames from Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith.
Many of the songs he recorded (as a member of Def Leppard) were released by them posthumously on Def Leppard's Adrenalize album in 1992, and their RetroActive compilation in 1993.

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