Ronnie James Dio

Born 10 July 1942. Died 16 May 2010.


Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona, July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American rock and heavy metal vocalist and songwriter. He fronted numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band, Dio. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture in metal culture. Dio has sold over 47 million albums throughout his career.

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  1. Review of Mightier Than the Sword – The Ronnie James Dio Story

    Mightier Than the Sword – The Ronnie James Dio Story 2011

    Reviewed by Greg Moffitt
    A neat summation of a singular vision, the likes of which we will not see again.