Stephen Maynard Clark (23 April 1960 – 8 January 1991) was an English musician. He was a songwriter and guitarist for the English hard rock band Def Leppard until 1991, when he died from alcohol poisoning. In 2007, Clark was ranked No. 11 on Classic Rock Magazine 's "100 Wildest Guitar Heroes". 
Stephen Maynard Clark (23 April 1960 – 8 January 1991) was an English musician. He was the principal songwriter and lead guitarist for the British hard rock band Def Leppard, until 1991, when he died from alcohol poisoning. In 2007, Clark was ranked No. 11 on Classic Rock Magazine’s “100 Wildest Guitar Heroes”.
Steve Clark | Def Leppard Band Steve Clark Guitar Backing Vocals Details Full name: Stephen Maynard Clark Birthday: Sat, 1960-04-23 Birthplace: Sheffield, UK Biography Steve joined Def Leppard after being introduced to the band by Pete Willis.
Steve Clark was an English musician who belonged to the popular hard rock band of the 1980s, ‘Def Leppard’. He was famous for his guitar prowess which earned him the nickname “Riffmaster” and Steve “Steamin” Clark. He played guitar and provided backing vocals for the band. A classically trained musician, the guitar was his soulmate.
Apr 23, 2020 · Born on this day in 1960, Stephen Maynard Clark, the English musician, best known as the principal songwriter and lead guitarist for Def Leppard, would have turned 61. Sadly, we lost Steve on January 8th, 1991, when died in his sleep at home in London from alcohol poisoning. He was 30.
Born April 23, 1960, Stephen Maynard Clark was classically trained on the guitar at an early age, but it was his hard rock style that helped rocket Def Leppard to success in the 1980's. While attending a local college, Steve met up with Pete Willis and was invited to jam with a fledgling band called Def Leppard.