Ronnie James Dio Artwork
Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010)
was one of rock and roll’s most respected and talented singer, musician and front men, renowned for his instantly recognizable vocals, lyrics and stage presence. On May 16th 2010 Ronnie succumbed to cancer and the world of hard rock and heavy metal lost one of its greatest talents.
He was born Ronald James Padavona on July 10th, 1942 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Italian parents. Dio remains one of the great voices of a genre that amped up rock and roll, took it to new levels and dressed it in leather and denim. Let’s remember and celebrate the great front man of so many classic ensembles, a titan in his field and a master never to be forgotten.
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