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Ronnie James Dio - Vocals / Bass Gary Driscoll - Drums / Percussion Dave Feinstein - Guitar Doug Thaler - Keyboards/Guitar Mickey Lee Soule - Keyboards Nick Pantas - Guitar There was never really an “end” to Ronnie Dio and the Prophets or a “beginning” of the Electric Elves. I joined Ronnie, Nicky, Gary, and David in September, 1967. Until the crash (Feb 1968), we began pushing the Electric Elves name in place of Ronnie Dio and the Prophets. Ronnie handled both the vocals and the bass, Nick and Ronnie’s cousin Dave Feinstein offered a dual guitar partnership. Gary Driscoll handled the Drums and Doug Thaler the keyboards. The band was called The Electric Elves. The title of this band is under an “Elf” theme, as this was devised from the relative shortness of the band; Ronnie was 5 foot 4 inches tall, like the rest and Dave was 5 foot! A theme the band sticks to for the future bands they form. Out of this band a single is released in December of 1967, it included: “Hey, Look Me Over,” backed with: “It Pays To Advertise.” The name didn’t last for too long, as in mid 1969 they decided to change it simply to The Elves... While I didn’t join the band officially until September of 1967, I did play and sing on “Hey, Look Me Over” and “It Pays to Advertise” which were recorded in NYC in July 1967. Ronnie, Rock (Feinstein), Nicky Pantas, and Gary played on those recordings as I believe you have posted. The band’s line up remained the same, but they shortened their name, from The Electric Elves to The Elves in hopes to make for a new image. The name change took place before releasing their second single. The Elves produce a few demo singles that are released around late 1969 and early 1970. The singles include “In Different Circles” backed with “She’s Not The Same,” released in September 1969. The second single, released in February 1970 included “Amber Velvet” backed with “West Virginia.” By: Jônathas Prata Marinho Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.