Ronald Padavona

Real Name:
Ronald James Padavona
Profile:
Ronald James Padavona (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010), better known as Ronnie James Dio, was an American rock and heavy metal vocalist and songwriter. He performed with, among others, Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio. Other musical projects include the collective fundraiser Hear 'n Aid. He was widely hailed as one of the most powerful singers in heavy metal, renowned for his consistently powerful voice. His idol was Mario Lanza. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture in metal culture. Before his death, he was collaborating on a project with former Black Sabbath bandmates Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Vinny Appice, under the moniker Heaven & Hell, whose only studio album, The Devil You Know, was released on April 28, 2009.[4] Dio died of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010. One of the last songs he recorded was titled "Metal Will Never Die". Ronnie James Dio has sold over 47 million copies of albums with all of the bands he has worked in.
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Vocals

KE 31789 Ronald Padavona - Elf album art Elf (3) Elf (3) - Elf (Album) Epic KE 31789 US 1972 Sell This Version
R2 73855 Ronald Padavona - Stand Up And Shout:  The Anthology album art Dio (2) Hoochie Koochie Lady and 1 more… Dio (2) - Stand Up And Shout: The Anthology (Comp) Rhino Records (2), Warner Bros. Records R2 73855 US 2003 Sell This Version
none Ronald Padavona - War Pigs '72 album art Elf (3) Elf (3) - War Pigs '72(2xCD, Unofficial) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

KE 31789 Ronald Padavona - Elf album art Elf (3) Elf (3) - Elf (Album) Epic KE 31789 US 1972 Sell This Version
R0428 BE Ronald Padavona - The Sessions - Stars album art Hear 'N Aid* Hear 'N Aid* - The Sessions - Stars Sony R0428 BE US 1986 Sell This Version
R2 73855 Ronald Padavona - Stand Up And Shout:  The Anthology album art Dio (2) Hoochie Koochie Lady and 1 more… Dio (2) - Stand Up And Shout: The Anthology (Comp) Rhino Records (2), Warner Bros. Records R2 73855 US 2003 Sell This Version
none Ronald Padavona - War Pigs '72 album art Elf (3) Elf (3) - War Pigs '72(2xCD, Unofficial) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

59-45-105 Ronald Padavona - Conquest album art Ronnie And The Red Caps Conquest (as Padavona) Ronnie And The Red Caps - Conquest(7", Single) Reb (2) 59-45-105 US 1958 Sell This Version
45-2145 Ronald Padavona - Ooh Poo Pah Doo / Love Pains album art Ronnie Dio & The Prophets* Love Pains (as Padavona) Ronnie Dio & The Prophets* - Ooh Poo Pah Doo / Love Pains (Single) Atlantic 45-2145 US 1962 Sell This Version
S-4165 Ronald Padavona - Mr. Misery album art Ronnie Dio* Mr. Misery (as R. Padavona) Ronnie Dio* - Mr. Misery (Single) Swan S-4165 US 1963 Sell This Version
J-108 Ronald Padavona - Dio At Domino's album art Ronnie Dio And The Prophets Make Johnny Blue (as Padavona) and 3 more… Ronnie Dio And The Prophets - Dio At Domino's (Album) Jove Records J-108 US 1963 Sell This Version
P-143 Ronald Padavona - Walking In Different Circles album art Ronnie Dio & The Prophets* 10 Days With Brenda (as R. Padavona) Ronnie Dio & The Prophets* - Walking In Different Circles (Single) Parkway P-143 US 1967 Sell This Version
K13839 Ronald Padavona - Hey, Look Me Over album art The Electric Elves It Pays To Advertise (as Padavano) The Electric Elves - Hey, Look Me Over(7", Single, Promo) MGM Records K13839 US 1967 Sell This Version
ST-2022 Ronald Padavona - Self Made Man album art Austin Gravelding Austin Gravelding - Self Made Man(LP) GWP Records ST-2022 US 1970 Sell This Version
5-10933 Ronald Padavona - Hoochie Koochie Lady / First Avenue album art ELF (3) Hoochie Koochie Lady (as R. Padavona) and 1 more… ELF (3) - Hoochie Koochie Lady / First Avenue (Single) Epic 5-10933 US 1972 Sell This Version
KE 31789 Ronald Padavona - Elf album art Elf (3) Elf (3) - Elf (Album) Epic KE 31789 US 1972 Sell This Version
2C 004-95.517 Ronald Padavona - L.A. 59 / Ain't It All Amusing album art ELF (3) L.A. 59 ELF (3) - L.A. 59 / Ain't It All Amusing(7", Single) Purple Records 2C 004-95.517 France 1974 Sell This Version
R2 73855 Ronald Padavona - Stand Up And Shout:  The Anthology album art Dio (2) Hoochie Koochie Lady and 1 more… Dio (2) - Stand Up And Shout: The Anthology (Comp) Rhino Records (2), Warner Bros. Records R2 73855 US 2003 Sell This Version
2M012 Ronald Padavona - Unlocking The Past album art Jorn (4) Kill The King (as Padavona) Jorn (4) - Unlocking The Past (Album) Frontiers Records 2M012 Argentina 2007 Sell This Version
NPR 380 Ronald Padavona - The Lay Of Thrym album art Týr Stargazer Týr - The Lay Of Thrym (Album) Napalm Records NPR 380 Austria 2011 Sell This Version
LHR003 Ronald Padavona - Wicked Mimicry album art Goat The Head King Of Rock And Roll (as Padavona) Goat The Head - Wicked Mimicry(7", Yel) Left Horn Records LHR003 Norway 2011 Sell This Version
DAY3CD027 Ronald Padavona - Up On The Roof - Gems From The Atlantic Vaults 1961-1962 album art Various Love Pains (as Padavona) Various - Up On The Roof - Gems From The Atlantic Vaults 1961-1962(3xCD, Comp) One Day Music DAY3CD027 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
GSGZ262CD Ronald Padavona - In The Beginning album art Ronnie James Dio And The Prophets* Blue Days, Blue Nights (as Padavona) and 2 more… Ronnie James Dio And The Prophets* - In The Beginning(CD, Mono) Grey Scale GSGZ262CD US 2020 Sell This Version

Visual

KE 31789 Ronald Padavona - Elf album art Elf (3) Elf (3) - Elf (Album) Epic KE 31789 US 1972 Sell This Version