That’s right, the legendary rock superstar and former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant had been to a Def Leppard show while they were on one of their US legs of their Hysteria World Tour and after the gig he asked Steve to join his band.

Ross Halfin, who was one of the main photographers of Def Leppard back in the 1980’s was on that tour and was there the night Robert Plant spoke with Steve.

He says: “Steve Clark and I were always very close. He was a true friend of mine. In Chicago, Robert Plant came to see the show and after watching Steve, Plant asked Steve to join his band. Steve seriously considered this.”

Ross, however suggested Steve stay with Def Leppard – a much bigger and better band. 

SOURCE: Def Leppard: The Definitive Visual History by Ross Halfin.

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Phil Collen has also stated that Robert Plant wanted to have Steve join him at one time, during his mini video series “All About Steve Clark” in 2011.

This is all that I’m aware of regarding this event, but it sounds pretty amazing. Not everyone grabs the attention of guys like Robert Plant. I would love to have known what Robert Plant had said to Steve and what ideas were in his mind at the time.