Elf (band)

American rock band

Elf was an American rock band that was active between 1967 and 1975. The band was previously called the Electric Elves.[3] They released their first album, Elf, in 1972.[4] The album was co-produced by Ian Paice and Roger Glover, who would later work with Elf's lead singer Ronnie James Dio in the band Rainbow.[5]

OriginNew York
GenresBlues rock, hard rock,[1][2] MERGE rock, jazz rock,[1] heavy metal[2]
Years active1967–1975
LabelsDecca Records
Purple Records
Past member(s)Ronnie James Dio
Doug Thaler
Gary Driscoll
Nick Pantas
David Feinstein


  • Elf (1972)
  • Carolina County Ball (1974)
  • Trying To Burn The Sun (1975)
  • The Gargantuan (1978)
  • The Elf Albums (1991)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ronny Dio's Early Years". Pavadona.com. Retrieved 2011-12-08.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Prato, Greg. "Elf". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-12-08.
  3. Colin Larkin, ed. (October 1995). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2nd ed.). Guinness Publishing. pp. 1175, 1325. ISBN 1561591769.
  4. "ELF - 1970-1975". Official Site of Ronnie James Dio. Archived from the original on 28 November 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
  5. "Roger Glover. 1973-2006 History". The Deep Purple Appreciation Society. Retrieved 25 October 2010.