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

Ronald Padavona - Elf album art Elf (3) Elf (3) - Elf (Album) Epic US 1972 Sell This Version
Ronald Padavona - Stand Up And Shout:  The Anthology album art Dio (2) I'm Coming Back For You and 1 more… Dio (2) - Stand Up And Shout: The Anthology (Comp) Rhino Records (2), Warner Bros. Records 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

Ronald Padavona - Elf album art Elf (3) Elf (3) - Elf (Album) Epic US 1972 Sell This Version
Ronald Padavona - The Sessions - Stars album art Hear 'N Aid* Hear 'N Aid* - The Sessions - Stars Sony US 1986 Sell This Version
Ronald Padavona - Stand Up And Shout:  The Anthology album art Dio (2) I'm Coming Back For You and 1 more… Dio (2) - Stand Up And Shout: The Anthology (Comp) Rhino Records (2), Warner Bros. Records 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
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 US 1962 Sell This Version
Ronald Padavona - Mr. Misery album art Ronnie Dio* Mr. Misery (as R. Padavona) Ronnie Dio* - Mr. Misery (Single) Swan US 1963 Sell This Version
Ronald Padavona - Dio At Domino's album art Ronnie Dio And The Prophets Blue Days, Blue Nights (as Padavona) and 3 more… Ronnie Dio And The Prophets - Dio At Domino's (Album) Jove Records US 1963 Sell This Version
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 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
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 US 1972 Sell This Version
Ronald Padavona - Elf album art Elf (3) Elf (3) - Elf (Album) Epic 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
Ronald Padavona - Stand Up And Shout:  The Anthology album art Dio (2) I'm Coming Back For You and 1 more… Dio (2) - Stand Up And Shout: The Anthology (Comp) Rhino Records (2), Warner Bros. Records US 2003 Sell This Version
Ronald Padavona - Unlocking The Past album art Jorn (4) Kill The King (as Padavona) Jorn (4) - Unlocking The Past (Album) Frontiers Records Argentina 2007 Sell This Version
Ronald Padavona - The Lay Of Thrym album art Týr Stargazer Týr - The Lay Of Thrym (Album) Napalm Records Russia 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

Visual

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