Joseph Thomas Elliott Jr. is a popular English singer-songwriter, musician, record producer as well as radio presenter, popularly known as Joe Elliott. He is best known for being among the founding members of the English hard rock and called Def Leppard and also the lead singer of the band. He has also been a lead singer for the Cybernauts and Down n Outz bands.
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Biography and Early Life
Joe Elliott is the son of Joseph William Elliott and Cynthia Gibson. Is parents gave birth to him on 1 August 1959 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, in England.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Joe Elliott in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Joe Elliott’s age is 62 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 1 August 1959. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172lbs in Pound and 78 kg in Kilograms.
Elliott attended King Edward VII School. He has an exciting story of how he met his fellow members of Def Leppard. The band was initially called Atomic Mass. He first met with Pete Willis in November 1977 when both missed the school bus. After talking, they realized they were both musicians, and Willis introduced him to the other members of his band.
They used to listen to records while in Elliot’s bedroom, and Elliott played the guitar. After he sang for the first time, the other band members were impressed as they had never heard him sing. Sooner, they made him the band’s vocalist. He was supported by other members when he suggested they change the name of the band to “Deaf Leopard.” Another member, Tony Kenning, later suggested that they change the name to “Def Leppard” to distinguish themselves from other groups with names like Boomtown Rats and The Flying Lizards.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Elliott has married twice in his entire life. He first married Karla Ramdhani in 1989 until 1996, when they divorced. In 2003, he met up with his current wife, Kristine Wunschel. She was at that time working for the X album tour. Their wedding was on 1 September 2004. They have two children, Finley, born in December 2009 and Lyla, who was born in July 2006.
Is Joe Elliott Gay?
No. Elliott has a straightforward sexual orientation and is neither gay nor bisexual. He has married twice and is currently happily married to Kristine Wunschel. He resides in Stepaside, Dublin, with their two children and is neither fighting nor planning to divorce.
Elliott’s professional career began the moment he joined the band and began their performance. He also worked on his songwriting skills. He is good at playing the guitar, drums, piano as well as electronic keyboard. Elliott now works with Planet Rock Radio as a host of one of their Saturday Night show.
Other than working with the Def Leppard band, Elliot has also participated in other projects of other artists like Alice Cooper, Ian Hunter, Freddie Mercury, and David Bowie. Together with other members from his band, Brian May, a guitarist, and Slash performed in Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert and performed “Tie Your Mother Down.”
Elliott has appeared in a number of Ronnie Wood’s several solo albums like Slide on This, among others. He was the producer of Ricky Warwick’s song “Tattoos & Alibis” in September 2003, which was released through Sanctuary Records. In 2012, Elliott joined Rock N Roll All-Star and for a tour consisting of various performers. The band later renamed Kings of Chaos and released a cover song by Deep Purple called “Never Before.”
Elliot has received various nomination awards through their Def Leppard band. They won an award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist in 1989. In 2009, they won Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. They were the winner of the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards in 2016. In 2017, the band received Planet Rock Award. The band has also been nominated for the CMT Music Award.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Joe Elliott in 2021
As of 2021, Elliott has accumulated an estimated net worth of $80 million. He has acquired his wealth majorly from his singing career. His career journey kicked off him being the vocalist for the Atomic Mass. Apart from singing, he can also play the piano and the keyboard. He made his money from the success of their band, whose songs ranked high as well as from his solo career.
He also owns an American style restaurant placed in Sheffield called Players Café, which has also contributed to increasing his wealth.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He had been a vegetarian for 32 years, but in 2011, he changed to be a vegan.
- He is very bold and outspoken. He criticized the British music press for ignoring his band in 2010.
- Elliott has a wide-ranging, raspy singing voice which distinguishes him from other of his band members.
Elliot is one of the hard-working artists who has contributed to the growth of the music industry. Although he has been faced with several controversies, he has still excelled in his field of career. He has still impacted the lives of many upcoming artists positively, encouraging many not to give up in life.
Facts of Joseph Thomas Elliot Jr.
- Gender Male
- full nameJoseph Thomas Elliot Jr.
- birthplaceSheffield, Yorkshire, England
- Date of Birth August 01, 1959
- Age 62 years 2 months
- Horoscope Leo
- Lucky Number 6
- Lucky Stone Ruby
- Lucky Color Gold
- Best Match for Marriage Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries
- net worth$80 million
- professionSinger-songwriter, musician, record producer, and radio presenter
- weightIn Kilograms – 78 Kg, In Pounds – 172 lbs
- heightIn Centimetres – 188 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
- hair colorBrown
- eye colorDark brown
- high schoolKing Edward VII School