This Day In Music - 1st August
August 01, 2012 @ 10:00 am
This Day In Music, marks the Birthday of the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Def Leppard - Joe Elliot!
Joseph Thomas "Joe" Elliott Jr (born 1 August 1959) is an English singer-songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead vocalist and occasional rhythm guitarist of the British rock band Def Leppard. He has also been the lead singer of David Bowie tribute band, the Cybernauts and the Mott the Hoople cover band, Down 'n' Outz. He is one of the two original members of Def Leppard and one of the three to perform on every Def Leppard album.
Elliott currently lives in Stepaside, Dublin, Ireland. He maintains a recording studio in his home called Joe's Garage in which he has recorded and produced many major artists, other artists have also recorded in Joe's Garage while he has been on the road with Def Leppard. Joe dated Denise Dakin from 1979–1989. His first marriage was to Karla Ramdhani in 1989; they separated in 1994 and divorced in 1996. He dated Bobbie Tolsma from 1999-2003. Joe married Kristine 1 September 2004, and their first child, Finlay, was born in December 2009. Joe Elliott's father, Joe Elliott Sr, died in July 2011 after being ill for a number of weeks.
Here's some trivia about him:
- Lead singer of the rock band Def Leppard
- Original member of Def Leppard since inception (1977). A trio, originally known as "Atomic Mass" included bassist Rick Savage, lead guitarist Pete Willis, and drummer Tony Kenning. Joe Elliott took over the band as lead vocalist and renamed the rock outfit Deaf Leopard in 1977
- Started making posters for a then fictional, band named Deaf Leopard until meeting Pete Willis, Tony Kenning, and Rick Savage, of Atomic Mass. The band then became Def Leppard, when Sav changed the spelling
We wish him a very Happy Birthday!
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