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Vivian Campbell

Born: 25 August 1962

Belfast, North Ireland

Instruments: Guitar, vocals

Bands: Sweat Sabagge, Dio,Trinity, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, River dogs, Shadow King, Deft Leppar

 
Campbell empezó a tocar la guitarra a los 12 años y cuando apenas tenía 15 empezó a tocar en la banda irlandesa Sweet Savage. En 1983 deja esta agrupación para unirse a Dio que se había quedado sin guitarrista porque Jake E. Lee se habia ido a tocar con Ozzy Osbourne. Fueron cuatro álbumes de gran éxito antes que en 1987 Campbell se uniera a Whitesnake reemplazando a John Sykes. En 1992 Campbell, que ya estaba algo acostumbrado a reemplazar a los mejores, hace lo propio con el fallecido Steve Clark en Def Leppard. Como solista ha grabado un único álbum que pasó algo desapercibido. Ha sido un artista de calidad que ha sabido colocarse en los lugares oportunos en el momento justo.
 
Campbell started playing guitar when he was 12 years old and with only seventeen he started to play with the band Sweet Savage. In 1983 he left this band to join Dio who then had no guitar player because Jack E. Lee had gone to play with Ozzy. They recorded four albums together with a great sucess before Campell left Dio, not very friendly, to replace John Sykes. In 1992 Campbell, who was a good deal used to replace the best ones, takes part of Deff Leppard to replace Steve Calrk who sadly had passed away. As a solo player he only recorded one album that did not sound too much. He has been a quality artist able to place himself allways in the right place and in the best moment.

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