Hard to believe that it’s been over two decades since the great Steve Clark passed away.
This Tuesday 21 years ago, the former Def Leppard guitarist died the classic rock star death (alcohol and drug OD). While that in and of itself isn’t much of a shock, White Lightning was the first rock star whose death affected me.
I was accustomed to reading and hearing peripherally about other rock stars checking out prematurely by that point. But having idolized the Leps since grade school, I remember feeling shaken and in disbelief for days after he died.
He is a rock ‘n’ roll great and is still dearly missed. Here’s a cool tribute I found online.