Def Leppard's Joe Elliott: My Life in 15 Songs

U.K. hitmakers' singer on "Pour Some Sugar on Me," "Photograph" and other glammy gems

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"Ride Into the Sun" (1979)

The other song off Side One [of The Def Leppard E.P.], if you like. It came together pretty quickly. It was the first song that Sav [bassist Rick Savage] and I ever wrote together. We had the whole thing done in about an hour. That naiveté can really drive you. And we weren't stupid — we learned our craft from listening to other people. We were students of [Pete] Townshend and [Ray and Dave] Davies and Plant and Page and Lennon and McCartney. We knew a good song when we heard one. And we just tried to rip off as many of 'em as we could!

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