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PostSubject: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:21 am

Rick Savage
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Rick "Sav" Savage (born Richard Savage, 2 December 1960, in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, where he attended Tapton School) is the bassist and founder of the English rock band, Def Leppard. He is affectionately called "Sav" so that there will not be any confusion between him and another Rick in the band - drummer Rick Allen. He is the only musician to remain in the band since they first began under the name "Atomic Mass" in 1977.


Biography
When he was very young, Savage learned to play guitar along with his older brother, playing to songs like Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" and Don McLean's "American Pie". During those years, he also pursued a career as a professional football player with Sheffield United F.C., despite his devotion to rivals Sheffield Wednesday F.C.. When it came time to decide, Savage chose music and formed a band with a few school mates including Tony Kenning and eventually Pete Willis. The young band was called 'Atomic Mass' and they mostly played Queen, Slade, Deep Purple and other popular covers of the time.

At one point, it was decided that Willis was the better guitar player so Savage picked up the bass guitar. The band was also looking for a singer around that time, when they met Joe Elliott. After auditioning him, the band re-grouped and changed their name to Def Leppard.

Savage contracted Bell's Palsy in the 1990s, causing his facial muscles to weaken, and become partly paralyzed. He has recovered remarkably well, but effects of the disease linger.

From an interview by Gordon Shearer on DefLeppard.com:

Shearer: "What about when you developed your Bell's Palsy? Did that change the way you dealt with things? Lots of gossip, lots of comments. I could imagine going from the position that you were in - from ultimate rock sex god to...."

Savage: "It was hard to come to terms with and to understand why. I found it was easy to get into the 'why me?'-syndrome. Partly because of the disability. It was more not being able to eat properly, or not being able to sleep without putting a patch on your eye because your eye wouldn't close, and things like that. The effect that it has on your everyday life was the hardest thing. In comparison, it was a very minor debilitating disease. It keeps you humble seeing what Rick Allen went through and how he had to deal with things. So, I would rather have not got the disease, but I did and you make the best of what you got".


Personal life
Savage currently lives in Sheffield with wife Paige and their two sons, Tyler and Scott, and Paige's daughter Jordan, from a previous relationship.

When he is not touring, Savage likes to spend time with the children, watch Sheffield Wednesday, and play golf.


Equipment
Savage currently uses and endorses Washburn XB920 (4-string) and XB925 (5-string) bass guitars. He formerly used Hamer 5-string bass guitars.

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:24 am

You know, I don't think I've ever read Sav's Wikipedia bio until now, lol

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:25 am

Really? Well, I'm glad to have been of assistance lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:32 am

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Really? Well, I'm glad to have been of assistance lol!

I've read Gerry's many times, lol. Big shock right? lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:40 am

Shocked Well, I for one am truly shocked! I would never have expected that from you! Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:03 am

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Shocked Well, I for one am truly shocked! I would never have expected that from you! Razz

I do think he wrote it himself. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:32 am

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I haven't ready Gerry's yet...

;hides from Mel;

HA HA HA HA! I would too! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:02 am

Tis okay Vic. You still have time to read it, lol
Have you read it Sherrie?

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:06 am

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Tis okay Vic. You still have time to read it, lol
Have you read it Sherrie?

HA HA HA! I knew this was coming. No, I haven't. Have you read Jeff's?? queen

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:23 am

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~Melissa~ wrote:
Tis okay Vic. You still have time to read it, lol
Have you read it Sherrie?

HA HA HA! I knew this was coming. No, I haven't. Have you read Jeff's?? queen

LOL, you know me well.
Yep I read Jeff's and I read Talisman's too. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:34 am

Very Happy That's a good girl! I will read Gerry's sometime, I promise. This week is a very busy week for me, I've been crazy busy and will be the rest of the week.

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:10 am

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HAHAHA
I got one for you Mel... have you read Soul Sirkus's??
LMAO!!
lol! lol!

lol! Do they even have one?

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:20 am

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HAHAH
Yessss ma'm Razz

Nope, haven't read it.
*runs and hides*

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:17 am

victoria<3 wrote:
HAHAHA
I got one for you Mel... have you read Soul Sirkus's??
LMAO!!
lol! lol!

LMFAO! I almost asked her that before! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:04 pm

Definately! It's kind of scary to know that someone else thinks the way I do tongue

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:30 am

The world needs to watch out if we ever meet up to carry out our evil plans Wink lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:07 pm

I see and hear it in my mind, having the music from the Halloween movies playing! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:02 pm

Then, the theme song from "Mission Impossible" lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:56 pm

HA HA HA HA! OMG..thanks for that, I'm having a crappy day and needed a good laugh! Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Rick Savage bio from Wikipedia   Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:22 pm

Thanks, me too Neutral

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