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Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio

Real/full name:
Ronald James Padavona
Age:
67 (born Jul 10th, 1942)
R.I.P.:
May 16th, 2010
Died of:
Stomach cancer
Place of origin:
United States (Portsmouth, New Hampshire)
Gender:
Male

Biography

Ronnie James Dio's first band was The Vegas Kings, formed in 1957. The Vegas Kings soon changed their name to Ronnie and the Rumblers, then changed again to Ronnie and the Redcaps, then to Ronnie Dio and the Prophets. This band, the first band that Ronnie James Dio was in, disbanded in 1967 after releasing many singles and one full-length album.

His second band was Elf. At first, they called ...

Trivia

The "Sign of the Horns" is a Southern Italian superstition called "malocchio", which is used as protection against the "Evil Eye" ("malocchio" means, actually, "evil eye" in Italian). Dio learned this from his grandmother, born in the region of Abruzzo.

Black Sabbath

Vocals (1979-1982, 1991-1992)

1980 Lady Evil / Children of the Sea (Single) Vocals
1980 Black and Blue (Split video) Vocals
1980 Heaven and Hell Vocals
1980 Neon Knights / Children of the Sea (Live) (Single) Vocals
1980 Die Young (Single) Vocals
1981 Mob Rules Vocals
1981 Mob Rules (Single) Vocals
1982 Turn Up the Night (Single) Vocals
1982 Live Evil (Live album) Vocals
1991 The Ultimate in Heavy Metal (Split) Vocals
1992 The Black Sabbath Story Volume II: 1978-1992 (Video) Vocals
1992 Kerrang! Four-Play (Split) Vocals
1992 TV Crimes (Single) Vocals
1992 Dehumanizer Vocals
1992 Master of Insanity (Single) Vocals
2002 The Black Sabbath Story Volume Two (Video) Vocals
2007 The Devil Cried (Single) Vocals
2007 Live at Hammersmith Odeon (Live album) Vocals
(show all)

Dio

Vocals, Keyboards (1982-2010)

1983 Holy Diver Vocals, Keyboards
1983 Holy Diver (Single) Vocals
1983 Rainbow in the Dark (Single) Vocals, Keyboards
1984 Live '83. (Video) Vocals
1984 The Last in Line (Single) Vocals
1984 The Last in Line Vocals
1984 We Rock (Single) Vocals
1984 Special from the Spectrum (Video) Vocals
1984 Mystery (Single) Vocals
1985 Like the Beat of a Heart (Live) (Single) Vocals
1985 Rock 'n' Roll Children (Single) Vocals
1985 Super Rock '85 in Japan (Video) Vocals
1985 Sacred Heart Vocals
1985 Hungry for Heaven (Single) Vocals
1986 King of Rock & Roll (Single) Vocals
1986 The Dio E.P. (EP) Vocals
1986 Intermission (Live album) Vocals
1986 Sacred Heart "The Video" (Video) Vocals
1987 I Could Have Been a Dreamer (Single) Vocals
1987 Dream Evil Vocals, Lyrics
1987 All the Fools Sailed Away (Single) Vocals
1990 Lock Up the Wolves Vocals
1990 Time Machine (Video) Vocals, Keyboards
1990 Hey Angel (Single) Vocals
1993 Strange Highways Vocals
1996 Angry Machines Vocals
1998 Dio's Inferno - The Last in Live (Live album) Vocals
2000 Magica Vocals, Keyboards
2002 Killing the Dragon Vocals
2003 Evil or Divine (Video) Vocals
2004 Master of the Moon Vocals
2005 Evil or Divine: Live in New York City (Live album) Vocals
2005 We Rock (Video) Vocals
2006 Holy Diver Live (Live album) Vocals
2006 Holy Diver Live (Video) Vocals
2010 Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 (Live album) Vocals
2013 Holy Diver (Split) Vocals
2013 Finding the Sacred Heart - Live in Philly 1986 (Live album) Vocals
2013 Finding the Sacred Heart - Live in Philly 1986 (Video) Vocals
2014 Live in London: Hammersmith Apollo 1993 (Live album) Vocals, Keyboards
2014 Live in London: Hammersmith Apollo (Video) Vocals
(show all)

Elf

Bass (1972-1973), Vocals (1972-1975)

Hear 'n Aid

Vocals (1985)

1986 Stars (Single) Vocals
1986 Hear 'n Aid: The Sessions (Video) Vocals

Heaven and Hell

Vocals (2006-2010)

2007 Live from Radio City Music Hall (Live album) Vocals
2007 Live from Radio City Music Hall (Video) Vocals
2009 Bible Black (Single) Vocals
2009 The Devil You Know Vocals
2009 Eating the Cannibals (Single) Vocals
2009 Follow the Tears (Single) Vocals
2010 Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell (Live album) Vocals
2010 Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell (Video) Vocals

Rainbow

Vocals (1975-1978)

1975 The Temple of the King (Single) Vocals
1975 Still I'm Sad (Single) Vocals
1975 Man on the Silver Mountain / Snake Charmer (Single) Vocals
1975 Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Vocals
1976 Rehearsals 1976 (Demo) Vocals
1976 Rainbow Rising Vocals
1976 Starstruck / Run with the Wolf (Single) Vocals
1977 On Stage (Live album) Vocals
1977 Kill the King / Man on the Silver Mountain / Mistreated (Single) Vocals
1978 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (Single) Vocals
1978 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll Vocals
1978 L.A. Connection (Single) Vocals
1980 Monsters of Rock (Split) Vocals (Track 1)
1990 Live in Germany 1976 (Live album) Vocals
2004 Inside Rainbow 1975-1997 (Video) Vocals
2006 Live in Munich 1977 (Live album) Vocals
2006 Live in Munich 1977 (Video) Vocals
2006 Live in Köln 1976 (Live album) Vocals
2006 Live in Düsseldorf 1976 (Live album) Vocals
2007 Live in Nürnberg (Live album) Vocals
(show all)

Ronnie and the Redcaps

Vocals (1958-1961)

Ronnie and the Rumblers

Bass (1957)

Ronnie Dio and the Prophets

Vocals (1961-1967)

The Electric Elves

Vocals, Bass (1967-1968)

The Elves

Vocals, Bass (1968-1972)

The Vegas Kings

Bass (1957)

Deep Purple

Vocals (additional) (1999-2001)

David Rock Feinstein

2010 Bitten by the Beast Vocals (on Metal Will Never Die)
2010 Metal Will Never Die (Single) Vocals

Deep Purple

1999 In Concert with the London Symphony Orchestra (Live album) Vocals
2001 Live at the Rotterdam Ahoy: 30th October 2000 (Live album) Vocals (tracks 3 - 6, 15)

Eddie Ojeda

2005 Axes 2 Axes Vocals (on track 1)

Girlschool

2008 Legacy Vocals (Track 13)

Munetaka Higuchi

1997 Free World Vocals (Track 2)

Queensrÿche

2006 Operation: Mindcrime II Vocals on "The Chase"

The Rods

2011 Vengeance Vocals (lead) (Track 5)
2011 The Code (Single) Vocals (lead)

Black Sabbath

2007 The Dio Years (Compilation) Producer

Dio

1983 Holy Diver Producer
1983 Holy Diver (Single) Producer
1983 Rainbow in the Dark (Single) Producer
1984 The Last in Line (Single) Producer
1984 The Last in Line Producer, Original concept
1984 We Rock (Single) Producer
1984 Mystery (Single) Producer
1985 Rock 'n' Roll Children (Single) Producer
1985 Sacred Heart Producer
1985 Hungry for Heaven (Single) Producer
1986 King of Rock & Roll (Single) Producer
1987 I Could Have Been a Dreamer (Single) Producer
1987 Dream Evil Producer
1987 All the Fools Sailed Away (Single) Producer, Lyrics
1990 Lock Up the Wolves Producer, Executive producer
1990 Hey Angel (Single) Executive Producer, Producer,
1996 Angry Machines Producer
1998 Dio's Inferno - The Last in Live (Live album) Producer, Mixing
2000 Magica Producer
2000 The Very Beast Of (Compilation) Producer
2002 Killing the Dragon Producer
2003 Stand Up and Shout: The Anthology (Compilation) Producer
2004 Master of the Moon Producer
2007 Magica & Killing the Dragon (Compilation) Producer
(show all)

Hear 'n Aid

1986 Stars (Single) Producer
1986 Hear 'n Aid: The Sessions (Video) Producer

Heaven and Hell

2009 Bible Black (Single) Producer
2009 The Devil You Know Producer
2009 Eating the Cannibals (Single) Producer
2009 Follow the Tears (Single) Producer

Rainbow

1975 Still I'm Sad (Single) Producer
1975 The Temple of the King (Single) Producer
1975 Man on the Silver Mountain / Snake Charmer (Single) Producer
1975 Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Producer
1976 Rainbow Rising Lyrics
1981 The Best of Rainbow (Compilation) Producer
1983 Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (Boxed set) Producer
1989 Ансамбль Rainbow (Compilation) Producer
1997 The Very Best of Rainbow (Compilation) Producer
2000 Millennium Collection: Rainbow (Compilation) Producer
2001 Universal Masters Collection (Compilation) Producer
2002 Pot of Gold (Compilation) Producer
2002 All Night Long: An Introduction (Compilation) Producer
2003 Catch the Rainbow - The Anthology (Compilation) Producer
2006 The Collection (Compilation) Producer
2009 Anthology 1975 - 1984 (Compilation) Producer
(show all)
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