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Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona) was an American heavy metal vocalist and songwriter. He founded/fronted numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the “metal horns” hand gesture in metal culture and is known for his medieval themed lyrics. Dio possessed a powerful versatile vocal range capable of singing both hard rock and lighter ballads, according to Rainbow/Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore upon hearing him sing, “I felt shivers down my spine.” Dio sold over 47 million albums throughout his career.
Dio’s the best singer on earth.
Tim Baker, 1982
He is being thanked in the cover for King of the Dead and One Foot in Hell. In the picture is Ronnie James Dio with Tim Baker.
Also of interest to Cirith Ungol and Falcon fans should be the Holy Dio tribute album featuring Destiny’s End covering The Last in Line, where Perry Grayson plays on.
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I was expecting this to happen soon, but at the same time unbelievable. Long live rock n’ roll, Long live Ronnie James Dio!
Some of my favourite tracks with Dio on vocals:
Black Sabbath – Sign of the Southern Cross
Dio – All The Fools Sailed Away
Dio – Born on the Sun
Rainbow – Stargazer
Rainbow – Temple of the King
Ronnie anno 1960:
The Red Caps-An Angel Is Missing
Even if it didn’t come unexpected, this is still shocking. A terrible loss for all those with hearts and souls connected to Heavy Metal. He has always been there and has given us all so much. In eternal gratitude: Farewell Ronnie!