How did Joe Elliott come up with the name Def Leppard?
#92778. Asked by sprintfan23. (Feb 24 08 2:30 PM)
Joe Elliott tried out for the band as a guitarist. During his audition, however, it was decided that he was better suited to be lead singer.
Soon afterward they adopted a name proposed by Elliott, "Deaf Leopard". At Kenning's suggestion, the spelling was slightly modified in order to make the name seem less like that of a punk band, and perhaps also as an indirect homage to Led Zeppelin.
Elliott Smith is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter. His songs are heard in several movies and one of his songs was nominated for an Academy Award. Sadly, Elliott died on 10/21/03. Perhaps this quiz will expose new listeners to his music...
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