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Ronald James Padavona July 10, — May 16, known professionally as Ronnie James Dio or simply Diowas an American heavy metal singer-songwriter and composer, and was also known for popularizing the sign of the horns in heavy metal. Though his parents were from Cortland, New YorkDio was born in PortsmouthNew Hampshirewhere Part Four - Pink Floyd - Ummagumma family resided for his father's service in the U.
Dio's music career began there in as part of the Vegas Kings later Ronnie and the Rumblers. Inhe formed the rock band Elfwhich became a regular opening act for Deep Purple.
InDeep Purple Drums Solo - Heaven & Hell - Ronnies Last Gig Ritchie Blackmore founded the band Rainbow and hired Dio to be his lead singer where the band released three studio albums. Dio quickly emerged as one of heavy rock's pre-eminent vocalists. InDio joined Black Sabbath as lead singer. Inhe left the band to pursue a solo career with two albums certified platinum by RIAA.
Dio was diagnosed with stomach cancer infrom which he died the following year. Dio is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential heavy Al-Khadir - Twigy - Al-Khadir artists of all time.
Dio had a powerful, versatile vocal range and was capable of singing both hard rock and lighter ballads. He was also Drums Solo - Heaven & Hell - Ronnies Last Gig the "Best Metal singer" at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in and ranked as the genre's best vocalist in by music journalist Sacha Jenkins. His family moved to Portsmouth from Cortland as part of his father's service in the U.
Army during World War II  and they resided there for only a short time before returning to Cortland. Padavona listened to a great deal of opera while growing up, and was influenced vocally by American tenor Mario Lanza. Though Padavona began his rock-n-roll career on trumpet, he added singing to his skill set and also assumed bass guitar duties for the groups. Padavona graduated from Cortland High School in He was allegedly offered a scholarship to the prestigious Juilliard School of Music but did not take up the offer due to his interest in rock music.
Despite being known for his powerful singing voice, Padavona claimed to have never received any vocal training. The band changed its name to "Ronnie and the Rumblers". Inthe band again changed their name to "Ronnie and the Redcaps".
Musci left the band inand a new guitarist, Dick Botoff, joined the lineup. Explanations vary for how Padavona adopted the stage name "Dio". One story is that Dio was a reference to mafia member Johnny Dio. Padavona first used the name on a recording inwhen he added it to the band's second release on Seneca. Soon after that the band modified their name to "Ronnie Dio and the Prophets". The Prophets lineup lasted for several years, touring throughout the New York region and playing college fraternity parties.
They produced one single for Atlantic Records  and one album. Some of the singles such as "Mr. Misery", released on Swan were labeled as being by Ronnie Dio as a solo artist even if the rest of the Prophets contributed to the recording.
The group released several singles during the following years until early Dio continued to use his birth name on any songwriting credits on those releases. In lateRonnie Dio and the Prophets transformed into a new band called The Electric Elves and added a keyboard player.
After recovering from a deadly car accident in Februarywhich killed guitarist Nick Pantas and put Dio and the other band members briefly in the hospital, the group shortened its name to The Elves and used that name until mid, when it released its first proper album under the name Elf.
Over the next few years, the group went on to become a regular opening act for Deep Purple. Elf recorded three albums until the members' involvement recording the first Rainbow album in early resulted in Elf disbanding.
In the mids Dio's vocals caught the ear of Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmorewho was planning on leaving them due to creative differences over the band's Drums Solo - Heaven & Hell - Ronnies Last Gig direction. He was originally just going to do one track of a solo LP, but we ended up doing the whole LP in three weeks, which I was very excited about. They released the self-titled debut album Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow in early During his tenure with Rainbow, Dio and Blackmore were the only constant members.
Dio is credited on those albums for all lyrical authorship as well as collaboration with Blackmore on musical arrangement. Dio and Blackmore split, with Blackmore taking the band in a more commercial direction, with Graham Bonnet on vocals and the album Down to Earth. Dio said of the encounter, "It must have been fate, because we connected so instantly.
On that first day the duo wrote the song, "Children of the Sea", which appeared on the Heaven and Hell album, Drums Solo - Heaven & Hell - Ronnies Last Gig first the band recorded with Dio as vocalist, released in The follow-up album, Mob Rulesfeatured new drummer Vinny Appice. Personality conflicts began emerging within the band.
The next album was a little different," Iommi recalled. Iommi asserted that the album's engineer began complaining to him that he would work all day long on a mix, only to have Dio return to the studio at night to "do his own mix" in which his vocals were more prominent.
InDio briefly returned to Black Sabbath to record the Dehumanizer album. The album was a minor hit, reaching the Top 40 in the United Kingdom and 44 on the Billboard The single "Time Machine" was featured in the movie Wayne's Worldthe tenth highest-grossing film of Soon Dio and Appice again left the band, citing an inability to work with Iommi and Butler.
Wanting Those Kidz From Brooklyn - No Pressure / Will You Be My Wife continue together as a band, Dio and Appice formed Diothe band, in Vivian Campbell played guitar and Jimmy Bain was on bass; the latter of whom Dio had known since the old Rainbow days. Their debut album, Holy Diverincluded the hit singles " Rainbow Drums Solo - Heaven & Hell - Ronnies Last Gig the Dark " and " Holy Diver ", the album's title track.
The band changed members over the years, eventually leaving Dio as the only original member in Except for a few breaks, Dio, the band, was always touring or recording. They released ten albums, with Master of the Moon being the last one, recorded in Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward was to be involved in this project, but later withdrew.
Inthe band completed a date world tour. They also had planned to release a follow-up in With a heavy metal all-star ensemble—the brainchild of his fellow Dio bandmates Campbell and Bain—he sang some of the vocals on the single "Stars" and an album full of songs from other artists given to charity.
Nice Guyan album of famous heavy metal songs played in big band style. Dio can be heard singing backup on Boone's take of " Holy Diver ". Inhe was parodied in the TV show South Parkin the episode " Hooked on Monkey Fonics ", which he later described as "wonderful. Tenacious D included a tribute song entitled "Dio" that appeared Drums Solo - Heaven & Hell - Ronnies Last Gig their self-titled album.
The song explains how he has to "pass the torch" for a new generation. He also appeared in the film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destinyplaying himself and providing guest vocals in the movie's opening musical number "Kickapoo. InDio was revealed to be the voice behind Dr. Dio is thanked in the end credits of the film Atlas Shrugged: Part Idue to his being "one of the people who kept the project alive.
Dio and his first wife, Loretta Berardi bornadopted a son, novelist Dan Padavona. After divorcing Berardi, in he married Wendy Gaxiola born who also served as his manager. They divorced around although Wendy stayed being his manager as well as his friend during all of Dio's career. InDio was diagnosed with stomach cancer  and underwent treatment at the M.
Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dio died of the illness on May 16, Dio's career spanned more than 50 years. During this period, and particularly in the 21st century, he received a number of distinctions and awards. He accepted the award in person at what was to be his final public appearance, just one month before his death. Also, the main stage on Masters of Rock festival carries his name since summer A Dio monument has been unveiled in Kavarna, Bulgaria.
Rolling Stone magazine eulogized Dio with these words: "It wasn't just his mighty pipes that made him Ronnie James Dio — it was his moral fervor Dio never pretended to be one of the kids — he sang as an adult assuring us that we weren't alone in our suffering, and some day we might even be proud of conquering it. On July 10,in parallel to Dio's birthday, his hometown of Cortland, New York held a day-long event featuring many central New York local bands and talent for a benefit to the Stand Up and Shout Cancer foundation for cancer research and Dio Memorial concert.
Part of the proceeds from the event went to fund a memorial music scholarship for the local city high-school Drums Solo - Heaven & Hell - Ronnies Last Gig his name. On August 6,a hologram of the singer, created by Eyellusion, made its live debut at the Wacken Open Air Festival.
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