RIP Ronnie James (Padavona) Dio

JTM45

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Man I can't believe it's been that long already, he was one of the best metal singers ever.
 

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3 years....I remember seeing him with Sabbath when The Mob Rules was out there. The lineup was BOC,Black Sabbath, and Judas Priest. I think it was the called the "Back and Blue Tour" if memory serves. Intense metal and showmanship the entire night by all of the bands. Dio blew us all away with his range. When you thought he couldn't take his voice any further he just exploded and melted faces!
 

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3 years....I remember seeing him with sabbath when The Mob Rules was out there. The lineup was BOC,Black Sabbath, and Judas Priest. I think it was the called the "Back and Blue Tour if memory serves. Intense metal and showmanship the entire night by all of the bands. Dio blew us all away with his range. When you thought he couldn't take his voice any further he just exploded and melted faces!
I saw that tour also, my first concert.
 

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I'm very glad to say I finally saw the man in 2007...It was the second go around of the first Heaven & Hell tour. They played the hockey rink in suburban St. Louis. I went with my psycho ex.

He was such a little thing out there on the stage in his puffy shirt and thinning hair...

But damn could he still belt that shizz out.

3 years since he's died? Wow.
 

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RIP - What an amazing talent. He has been and will continue to be a big influence.
 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1_b5tJ1SoY]Ronnie James Dio & Deep Purple - Sitting In A Dream - YouTube[/ame]
 

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One of the greatest. And a gentleman, to boot!

Last time I saw him was about 10yrs ago on a triple header with Maiden and Motorhead. Great show.


RIP
 

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I was playing in a cover band in upstate NY in the mid '60's. Our biggest competition? Ronnie Dio and the Prophets! You could tell even then that he was destined for bigger and better things.
 

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61 years old at the time, and still able to sing like "this"!!!

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTxSNosJrDo]The Mob Rules (2007 Live At Radio City Music Hall) - YouTube[/ame]
 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48JWr0tY1UQ]Heaven And Hell live 2007 (3/15) - Children Of The Sea - YouTube[/ame]
 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk5zkPacbSA]Heaven and Hell - Lady Evil (Radio City Music Hall Live - 2007) - YouTube[/ame]
 

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Seems like yesterday i bought Rainbow Rising
And being blown away by his Vocal/lyrical genius

R.I.P
 


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