Music Memorabilia Auctions
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Def Leppard Hysteria
May 10, 2017
Dates: May 13 – 21, 2017
By the time Def Leppard had wrapped up their
historic 1987 - 1988 'Hysteria World Tour' they had played
236 shows and raked in over 20 million dollars in
merchandise sales - a feat never achieved by any other
band or artist. Meanwhile, the 'Hysteria' album had sold
over 25 million copies, with no less than 7 songs making
it in the Billboard top-20 charts. Songs that are still
played on a daily basis by radio stations across the globe
and songs we all sing along with, from 'Love Bites',
'Women', 'Animal', 'Rocket' and 'Hysteria', to 'Love
Bites' and 'Pour Some Sugar On Me'.
It was safe to say that the world was firmly in the
spotted claw grips of "Leppard Mania". And even 30 years
later, Def Leppard remains one of the biggest bands on the
planet with more than 100 million albums sold worldwide
and numerous award achievements.
The highs of 'Hysteria' were sadly followed by an all-time
low with the death of guitarist Steve Clark, who was an
amazing guitarist, a superb riff master and the main Def
Leppard songwriter at the time. Vivian Campbell has proven
to be a more than capable replacement and has been the
steady rock that helped the band survive. For many fans -
and collectors - however the early days of the 'classic'
line-up remain sacred.
The Def Leppard Hysteria Collectibles Auction
will feature nearly 100 auction lots with mementos
and collectibles from those glory days. The
collection is provided by Ed Bruder, a long-time personal
friend of the band and tour assistant on the 1987 - 1988
Hysteria World Tour.
The undisputed highlight of the auction is the Steve
Clark's Gibson Les Paul guitar as used for the
'Hysteria' and 'Rocket' videos. This marks one of
the very first times that a guitar from 'The Riffmaster'
himself becomes publicly available.
Other stand-outs are numerous autographed pieces, a
Steve Clark used amp, clothing worn by Rick Allen, Steve
Clark and Rick Savage and a true one-of-a-kind
white vinyl test pressing of 'Hysteria'.
Fans will further be able to elevate the prestige of their
collections with a broad assortment of rare crew and
official concert shirts and jackets, guitar picks, drum
sticks, tour itineraries, unique photos, backstage
passes and other great pieces, such as Def Leppard’s
very first 7" single owned by Joe Elliot or a Rick
Allen used Def Leppard travel bag.
We are super excited about this collection and is
definitely an event that Def Leppard fans and
collectors can't afford to miss.
The auction preview starts on May 10, 2017 and the auction
will go live on May 13 and end on May 21, 2017.