born on 18/8/1950 in London, England, United Kingdom
Links www.denniselliott.com (English)
Dennis Leslie Eliott (born 18 August 1950, Peckham, London) is most famous as the drummer who played for Foreigner from 1976 until 1991 (though some sources say 1992). In later years he became a professional sculptor.
Life and careers
Dennis Elliott played the drums with his family band at age 5 doing shows around London. As a teenager, he joined The Tea Set with his older brother Raymond, who sang and played trumpet. At sixteen he played in the band Ferris Wheel. He later played with the British jazz-rock group, IF, appearing on their first five studio albums and a live recording.
Elliott and his wife Iona met in the United States and married in London in 1972. By 1975, Elliott had become a U.S. resident and played on Ian Hunter's first solo recording, Ian Hunter.
In 1976, he joined and became the original drummer with Foreigner and officially left the band as of January 1993.
After leaving the music industry behind, Elliott turned towards sculpture, working primarily with the medium of wood. Self-taught, many of his works have been vessels made of burlwood, sculpted wall mirrors, wall sculptures, and orbital sculptures.
Elliott became a U.S. citizen in 1993.
- If (1970)
- If 2 (1970)
- If 3 (1971)
- If 4 (1972)
- Waterfall (1972)
- Forgotten Roads: The Best of IF (1995)
- Europe '72 (Live) (released 1997)
- Foreigner (1977)
- Double Vision (1978)
- Head Games (1979)
- 4 (1981)
- Records (1982)
- Agent Provocateur (1984)
- Inside Information (1987)
- Unusual Heat (1991)
- Ian Hunter (1975)
- Overnight Angels (1977)
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|Studio albums||Foreigner Double Vision Head Games 4 Agent Provocateur Inside Information Unusual Heat Mr. Moonlight|
|Live albums||Classic Hits Live/Best of Live Extended Versions|
|Compilations||Records Complete Greatest Hits|
|Singles||"Feels Like the First Time" "Cold as Ice" "Hot Blooded" "Waiting for a Girl Like You" "Juke Box Hero" "Urgent" "I Want to Know What Love Is"|
|Related articles||Discography Shadow King "Revenge of the Mooninites"|
|J.W. Hodkinson · John Mealing · Dennis Elliott · Dave Quincy · Jim Richardson · Terry Smith · Cliff Davies(deceased) · Dave Wintour · Pete Arnesen · Kurt Palomacki · Steve Rosenthal · Dick Morrissey(deceased) · Fi Trench · Gabriel Magno · Walt Monaghan · Geoff Whitehorn · Mike Tomich · Dave Greenslade|
|Studio albums||If (1970) · If 2 (1970) · If 3 (1971) · If 4 (1972) · Waterfall (1972) · Double Diamond (1973) · Not Just Another Bunch of Pretty Faces (1974) · Tea Break Over, Back on Your 'Eads (1975)|
|Compilations||Forgotten Roads: The Best of If (1995) · Europe '72 (Live) (1997)|