mar 12 2017
Initially called The Elves, the band eventually renamed to Elf in the early 70s. Playing excessively in local clubs, they were discovered by Deep Purple members Roger Glover and Ian Paice in January 1972, who offered to produce an album for them. Only in April that year the debut was produced in Atlanta, GA, followed by support appearances for Deep Purple. Guitarist David Rock Feinstein left in early 1973. Elf rearranged with a new guitarist plus a bassist and signed new record deals with MGM Records (for the US) and Purple Records (for the UK) in summer that year, where the second album was published: Carolina County Ball (which hit the US market as L.A./59).