May 17, 2010

Ronnie James Dio: 1942–2010

Ronnie James Dio, former singer of seminal hard rock bands Rainbow and Black Sabbath is dead at 67. A message from Wendy Dio:

Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private good-byes before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us. Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this terrible loss. Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever.

Most people will be familiar with the 1979 hit Love Is All by Roger Glover and Guests. Ronnie James Dio handled the vocals:

Black Sabbath's Heaven and Hell was his finest moment:


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