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Ronnie James Dio
Dio's high school photo.
Background information
Birth Name Ronald James Padavona
Alias Pygmy, Dio
Born July 10, 1942
Died May 16, 2010
Occupation Musician
Genres Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal
Instrument(s) Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Years active 1957 - 2010
Labels Warner Bros.
Associated acts Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell
Website Official Webpage of Dio

Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 - May 16, 2010) was a musician best known for his tenures with Rainbow, Dio and Black Sabbath. He replaced original Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne (At the suggestion of Sharon Arden of all people.) and recorded two successful albums (Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules) before leaving the band in 1982 to start a solo career.

His later years ended up with him returning to Black Sabbath on two occasions an eventually forming Heaven and Hell with bandmates Iommi, Geezer and Appice, performing new songs and Dio-era Sabbath tunes.


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With RainbowEdit

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With DioEdit

With Heaven and HellEdit

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