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Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio

(1942 – 2010)

  • you are truly the tiger that is clean.
    Lit by death shade
  • My thoughts to Wendy and the rest of your family. Rest in peace. Your voice saw me through some dark times x
    Lit by Shaun Roberts
  • A true rock and roll legend. Hope you are still rocking wherever you are!
    Lit by Shaun Roberts
  • Your music inspired me and saw me through some dark times. I have lit this candle to say thank you and rest in peace.
    Lit by Anonymous
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Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio
(1942 – 2010)
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This is a tribute to Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona). Ronnie James Dio was an American heavy metal vocalist and songwriter. He performed with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio. Other musical projects include the collective fundraiser Hear 'n Aid. He is widely hailed as one of the most powerful singers in heavy metal, renowned for his consistently powerful voice and for popularizing the "devil's horns" hand gesture in metal culture.
Ronnie James Dio was born Ronald James Padavona in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, an only child in an Italian family. They lived in Portsmouth until the family moved to Cortland, New York early in his life. His parents raised him in the Roman
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Catholic church, an experience he found unsatisfactory.
Ronnie James Dio graduated from the Cortland City School in 1960, and was inducted to the Cortland City School Hall of Fame in 2004. He was also honored on November 15, 1988 by his hometown naming a street after him, Dio Way.
Ronnie took up the name "Dio" after mafia member Johnny Dio, and first used it professionally in 1961.
Ronnie James Dio performed vocals on the 1974 UK single "Love is All" taken from Roger Glover's concept album The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast. Ronnie James Dio also provided vocals for the songs "Homeward" and "Sitting in a Dream" on the album which also featured Deep Purple alumni Glenn Hughes and David
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Coverdale.
In 1979, after leaving Rainbow, Ronnie James Dio joined Black Sabbath, replacing Ozzy Osbourne. They released the successful Heaven and Hell album, which revitalized the band's career. It was during his time with Black Sabbath that he popularized the "devil's horns" gesture. Dio says that his grandmother used to make the hand gesture to ward off the evil eye, which is very common among superstitious Southern Italians. The "horns," or "Corna," themselves are used both to scare away and give someone the "Malocchio" (the Evil Eye).
In 1980, Ronnie James Dio sang the tracks "To Live for the King" and "Mask of the Great Deceiver" on Kerry Livgren's solo album "Seeds of Change". Ronnie James Dio,
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who was between stints as singer for Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and Black Sabbath, later proved somewhat controversial among Livgren's Christian fans, as Black Sabbath and Dio were then perceived as "satanic" by many Christians. Ronnie James Dio said in an interview that he did not consider the album to be a "Christian" album and had performed on it as a favor to Livgren.
In 1982, the mixing of the live album Live Evil led to Ronnie James Dio and drummer Vinny Appice quitting the band to form the band Dio.
Ronnie James Dio passed away on the 16th May 2010. This is an online memorial dedicated to his life and his music. He was one of the all time greats and will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Ronnie.
Remembrance Messages
On 4th Oct 2011
James Morlan
wrote:
long live his song and voice.
Remembrance Messages
On 25th May 2010
Thomas Lang
wrote:
An amazing talent. We will not see the likes of his energy and talent again. RIP.
Remembrance Messages
On 23rd May 2010
Wyn McDonald
wrote:
You will never be forgotten & will live on thru your music!
Remembrance Messages
On 21st May 2010
death shade
wrote:
you made so many people shake in their boots by your voice and songs that we still hold you as a legend even in this new generation of rockers you will be missed.
Remembrance Messages
On 16th May 2010
Anonymous
wrote:
A true heavy metal legend with a voice that could make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Ronnie, you will be very sorely missed. You truly were one of The greats. RIP.
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Kindly lit by
death shade
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
you are truly the tiger that is clean.
Kindly lit by
Shaun Roberts
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
My thoughts to Wendy and the rest of your family. Rest in peace. Your voice saw me through some dark times x
Kindly lit by
Shaun Roberts
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
A true rock and roll legend. Hope you are still rocking wherever you are!
Kindly lit by
Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Your music inspired me and saw me through some dark times. I have lit this candle to say thank you and rest in peace.
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Ronnie James Dio

This is a tribute to Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona). Ronnie James Dio was an American heavy metal vocalist and songwriter. He performed with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio. Other musical projects include the collective fundraiser Hear 'n Aid. He is widely hailed as one of the most powerful singers in heavy metal, renowned for his consistently powerful voice and for popularizing the "devil's horns" hand gesture in metal culture.
Ronnie James Dio was born Ronald James Padavona in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, an only child in an Italian family. They lived in Portsmouth until the family moved to Cortland, New York early in his life. His parents raised him in the Roman...

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