Ronnie James Dio

Real Name:
Ronald James Padavona
Profile:
Born as Ronald James Padavona in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on July 10th 1942. Ronnie adopted the surname "Dio" sometime in the early '60's, taking inspiration from mobster Johnny Dio. He is known for his fantasy-based lyrics and "sword and sorcery" image. His career stretched back to the mid '50s when he performed and recorded with local rockabilly, doo wop, and rock and roll groups in his native upstate New York. Known for fronting the bands ELF (3), Rainbow and joining Black Sabbath as their new vocalist in 1979. Dio later departed the group, forming his own band, Dio (2) with Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice.

In late 2009, Ronnie was diagnosed with stomach cancer, and passed away due to complications from this disease on May 16th, 2010.

He was married to Wendy Dio who also was his manager.
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Albums

Series #26 Show #1 Innerview  — Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio Innerview (LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #26 Show #1 US 1983 Sell This Version
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RSG 83-63 / 83-64 Guest D.J. — Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio / Billy Idol Ronnie James Dio / Billy Idol - Guest D.J.(3xLP, Transcription) Rolling Stone Magazine Productions RSG 83-63 / 83-64 US 1983 Sell This Version
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LONG 8 Trying To Burn The Sun — Ronnie James Dio ELF (3) featuring Ronnie James Dio ELF (3) featuring Ronnie James Dio - Trying To Burn The Sun(LP, Album, RE) Safari Records LONG 8 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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none King Biscuit Flower Hour — Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting none US 1985 Sell This Version
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HNECD050 Elf — Ronnie James Dio Elf (3) Featuring Ronnie James Dio Elf (3) Featuring Ronnie James Dio - Elf(CD, Album, RE, RM) Hear No Evil Recordings HNECD050 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

none Will You Love Me Tomorrow — Ronnie James Dio Ronnie Dio* Will You Love Me Tomorrow(Acetate, 7", Single) Not On Label none US 1962 Sell This Version
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S-4165 Mr. Misery — Ronnie James Dio Ronnie Dio* Mr. Misery (Single) Swan S-4165 US 1963 Sell This Version
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K-725 Smiling By Day (Crying By Night) — Ronnie James Dio Ronnie Dio* Smiling By Day (Crying By Night) (Single) Kapp Records K-725 US 1965 Sell This Version
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K 770 The Way Of Love / Walking Alone — Ronnie James Dio Ronnie Dio* The Way Of Love / Walking Alone (Single) Kapp Records K 770 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
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K-697 Say You're Mine Again — Ronnie James Dio Ronnie Dio* Say You're Mine Again (Single) Kapp Records K-697 US 1965 Sell This Version
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K7135 Love Is All — Ronnie James Dio Roger Glover Featuring The Voice Of Ronnie James Dio Roger Glover Featuring The Voice Of Ronnie James Dio - Love Is All (Single) Safari Records K7135 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
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SAFEP 1430 Love Is All (EP) — Ronnie James Dio Roger Glover's Butterfly Ball* Featuring: Ronnie James Dio, John Lawton Roger Glover's Butterfly Ball* Featuring: Ronnie James Dio, John Lawton - Love Is All (EP) (EP) Safari Records, Safari Records SAFEP 1430 Belgium 1974 Sell This Version
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PUR 128 Little Chalk Blue — Ronnie James Dio Roger Glover and Guests, John Lawton, Ronnie James Dio Roger Glover and Guests, John Lawton, Ronnie James Dio - Little Chalk Blue (Single) Purple Records PUR 128 UK 1975 Sell This Version
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none Stand Up And Shout (Live) / Balls To The Wall (Live) — Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio / Accept Ronnie James Dio / Accept - Stand Up And Shout (Live) / Balls To The Wall (Live)(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Crash (12), Phonogram, RCA none 1985 Sell This Version
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R1 545741 Stand Up And Shout For Cancer — Ronnie James Dio Dio & Friends / Dio (2) Featuring Ronnie James Dio Dio & Friends / Dio (2) Featuring Ronnie James Dio - Stand Up And Shout For Cancer(12", EP, Comp, Ltd, Pic) Rhino Records (2) R1 545741 US 2014 Sell This Version
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Compilations

VSOP CD 167 The Elf Albums — Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio The Elf Albums (Comp) Connoisseur Collection VSOP CD 167 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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FMQBMD981 FMQB Metal Detector — Ronnie James Dio Various, Ronnie James Dio Various, Ronnie James Dio - FMQB Metal Detector(CD, Comp, Promo) Friday Morning Quarterback FMQBMD981 US 1998 Sell This Version
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982 040-4 We Rock - Greatest Hits — Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio We Rock - Greatest Hits(2xCD, Comp) Universal 982 040-4 Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
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4605026709379 The Ronnie James Dio Story: Mightier Than The Sword — Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio The Ronnie James Dio Story: Mightier Than The Sword (Album, Comp) Universal Music Catalogue 4605026709379 Russia 2011 Sell This Version
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none And Before Elf... There Were Elves — Ronnie James Dio The Elves (3) Featuring Ronnie James Dio The Elves (3) Featuring Ronnie James Dio - And Before Elf... There Were Elves (Comp) Niji Entertainment Group none Germany 2011 Sell This Version
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LONG CD 78 The Gargantuan Elf Album — Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio And Elf (3) Ronnie James Dio And Elf (3) - The Gargantuan Elf Album(CD, Comp) Safari Records LONG CD 78 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

PRO-C-6757 DIO / Metal World News Sampler — Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio DIO / Metal World News Sampler(Cass, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Reprise Records PRO-C-6757 US 1994 Sell This Version