The early-’70s rock outfit Elf is best-known because the group that gave singer Ronnie Adam Dio his start and he’d eventually set his sights on the tougher, metallic sound, fronting famous brands Rainbow, Dark Sabbath, and his own solo music group, Dio. The group experienced several name adjustments in the past due ’60s (the Electric powered Elves, the Elves), before settling merely on Elf and issuing a self-titled debut documenting for Epic in 1972, made by Deep Crimson bassist Roger Glover. The group’s best-known lineup contains Dio (who was simply at the moment heading by his true name, Ronald Padavona, and in addition doubling on bass), guitarist David Feinstein, guitarist/keyboardist Micky Lee Soule, and drummer Gary Driscoll. The record went largely undetected, as do the group’s following two other produces, L.A./59 (released under the name Carolina Country Ball beyond the U.S.) and Attempting to Burn sunlight, because the group guested on Roger Glover’s 1974 record The Butterfly Ball as well as the Grasshopper’s Feast. Through their affiliation with Glover, Elf was taken to the eye of previous Crimson head/guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, who asked the complete group (sans their guitarist) to become listed on forces because the prog steel outfit Rainbow, leading to the discharge of the self-titled work in 1975. Gradually, however, Rainbow ended up being only a solo automobile for Blackmore rather than true band as well as the previous Elf members still left the group one at a time before Dio was the last one staying until eventually departing the group himself in 1978.