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Def Leppard Band Member - Joe Elliott

lead vocals since 1977

A section for Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott with details of all releases and tours played on and personal information.

Def Leppard Joe Elliott.

joe elliott 1977 to Present

  • Instrument - Vocals.
  • Joined Band - November 1977.
Main Information
  • Full Name - Joseph Thomas Elliott.
  • Birth Date - Saturday, 1st August 1959.
  • Birth Location - Sheffield/Crookes, England.
  • Previous Bands - Jump (Drummer).
  • Previous Bands - Atomic Mass (Lead Singer - band became Def Leppard).
  • Lives In - Stepaside/Dublin, Ireland.
  • Father - Joseph William Elliott (Joe Snr - died 7th July 2011 aged 81).
  • Mother - 'Cindy' Cynthia Elliott (formerly Gibson).
  • Wife - Kristine E. Elliott (formerly Wunschel) (September 2004).
  • Ex-Wife - Karla Rhamdani (4th October 1989-1996).
  • Children - Finlay William Russell Elliott (Son - born 10th December 2009).
  • Children - Lyla Elliott (Daughter - born July 2016).
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band member - information

Joe was born in the Crookes area of Sheffield, England and grew up not far from Rick Savage.
He was taught how to sing and play guitar by his mother and wrote his first song aged just eight.
He would go on to join Atomic Mass who would become Def Leppard in November 1977.
An imaginary name he came up with in art class in 1975 when designing band posters.

Joe Elliott (2018)

"(Pete Willis) brought Sav and Tony Kenning to me Mum and Dad's house and we went up to my bedroom and they saw my record collection."
"And saw how enthusiastic I was and that's the night Def Leppard was born. Including the name."

Joe Elliott (2017)

"It was the most ordinary, extraordinary childhood you could ever expect you know. Really good parents.
Very disciplined but not overly strict. Totally got the fact that I loved music 'cause they did too."

Rick Savage (2014)

"To me he's still the same guy who was in that bedroom back in 1977.
No matter how big or popular or how famous he ever got, it doesn't change him.
It never changed him. It never will change him because his values have remained the same.
And I think that allied to the success that's he's rightly had as a singer makes him a cut above the rest."

releases featured on

tours played on

  • All tours since 1978.
  • Missed one show in January 2016.

releases featured on

  • All since The Def Leppard E.P. (1979)

instruments played

  • Acoustic Guitar.
  • Electric Guitar.
  • Bass Guitar.
  • Piano.
  • Drums.

other bands/projects


joe elliott - latest news

Def Leppard News
25th august 2018


The promo video for Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott's cover of This Is For You has been released on YouTube today.

Def Leppard News
1st august 2018

DEF LEPPARD Singer JOE ELLIOTT Celebrates His 59th Birthday Today

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott celebrates his 59th birthday today in Dublin, Ireland on a break from the 2018 tour.

Def Leppard News
12th july 2018

DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT On Success And Being A Parent

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has been interviewed and mentioned becoming a parent and how it has changed him.

tours played on

Summer Tour 2017
Def Leppard Tour - 2018

World Tour 2018

84 Shows played from March to December.

Summer Tour 2017
Def Leppard Tour - 2017

Summer Tour 2017

46 Shows played from April to October.

Summer Tour 2016
Def Leppard Tour - 2016

Summer Tour 2016

59 Shows played from January to October.

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