Ronnie James Dio (1942–2010)


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How many rock stars can brag about recording and touring consistently in six different decades? That's just one of the many claims to fame enjoyed by Ronnie James Dio. Born on July 10, 1942, this Cortland, New York native began his recording career back in 1958. Even back then, the seeds of Ronnie James Dio's future musical excesses had already ... See full bio »

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Heavy Metal Soundtrack
(1981)
Bad Teacher Soundtrack
(2011)
(2016)

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 2003 Dio: Push (Music Video short)
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 1992 Black Sabbath: TV Crimes (Music Video)
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 1991 Meng xing xue wei ting (as Ronnie Dio)
 1990 Dio: Hey Angel (Music Video)
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 1990 Dio: Wild One (Music Video)
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 1987 Dio: All the Fools Sailed Away (Music Video)
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 1987 Dio: I Could Have Been a Dreamer (Music Video)
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 1987 Dio: Stand Up and Shout, Live (Music Video)
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 1986 Dio: Hungry for Heaven (Music Video)
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 1986 Hear 'n Aid: Stars (Music Video)
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 1986 Hear 'n Aid: The Sessions (Music Video)
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 1985 Dio: King of Rock and Roll (Music Video)
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 1985 Dio: Like the Beat of a Heart, Live (Music Video)
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 1985 Dio: Rock 'N' Roll Children (Music Video short)
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 1984 Dio: Mystery (Music Video)
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 1984 Dio: The Last in Line (Music Video)
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 1984 Dio: We Rock (Music Video)
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 1984 Heaven: Where Angels Fear to Tread (Music Video)
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 1983 Dio: Rainbow in the Dark (Music Video)
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 1983 Dio: Holy Diver (Music Video)
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 1980 Black Sabbath: Die Young (Music Video)
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 1980 Black Sabbath: Neon Knights (Music Video)
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 1978 Rainbow: Gates of Babylon (Music Video)
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 1978 Rainbow: L.A. Connection (Music Video)
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 1978 Rainbow: Long Live Rock & Roll (Music Video)
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 1974 Roger Glover and Guests: Love Is All (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1980s) PSA TV spot for RAD (Rock Against Drugs)

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ronnie Dio | Black Sabbath

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)

Spouse:

Wendy Dio  (his death) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The music industry's actions at the time of 9/11 and since have been actions driven by patriotism in most instances, and greed and stupidity to a lesser degree. Sounds like real life doesn't it? See more »

Trivia:

In 1961, he changed his last name from Padavona to Dio, after Mafia member Johnny Dio. See more »

Trademark:

Popularlized the "horns" hand guesture as a symbol of heavy metal music See more »

Nickname:

Dio

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