Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rick Sav" Savage (born Richard Savage, 2 December, 1960 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England) is the bassist and one of the founding members of the English rock band, Def Leppard. He is called "Sav" to avoid confusion between him and the other Rick in the band, drummer Rick Allen.In his youth, Rick Savage learned to play guitar along with his older brother. They played songs like Rod Stewart''s "Maggie May" and Don McLean''s "American Pie." Savage also pursued a career as a professional football player with Sheffield United, despite his devotion to rivals Sheffield Wednesday. Savage ultimately chose music and formed a band with a few schoolmates including Tony Kenning and eventually Pete Willis. As Atomic Mass they mostly played Queen, Slade, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, and other popular covers of the time."