Ronnie James Dio

1942 - 2010

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Ronald James Padavona (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010), known professionally as Ronnie James Dio, was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and composer. He fronted or founded numerous groups throughout his career, including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell. Though his parents were from Cortland, New York, Dio was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where his family resided for his father's service in the U.S. Army during World War II; they soon returned to Cortland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ronnie James Dio has received more than 5,253,567 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Ronnie James Dio is the 29th most popular musician (up from 35th in 2019), the 209th most popular biography from United States (up from 243rd in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Musician.

Ronnie James Dio is most famous for being the lead singer of the heavy metal band, "Black Sabbath," and for his solo band, "Dio."

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Among musicians, Ronnie James Dio ranks 29 out of 2,675Before him are Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Giuseppe Tartini, and Władysław Szpilman. After him are Bon Scott, Miles Davis, Scatman John, Arthur Rubinstein, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Django Reinhardt.

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Among people born in 1942, Ronnie James Dio ranks 15Before him are Jimi Hendrix, Ratko Mladić, Hu Jintao, Harrison Ford, Peter Handke, and Barbra Streisand. After him are Isabel Allende, Aretha Franklin, Scatman John, Dino Zoff, Michael Haneke, and Brian Wilson. Among people deceased in 2010, Ronnie James Dio ranks 5Before him are José Saramago, J. D. Salinger, Leslie Nielsen, and Gloria Stuart. After him are Tony Curtis, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Éric Rohmer, Dennis Hopper, Benoit Mandelbrot, Lech Kaczyński, and Claude Chabrol.

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Among people born in United States, Ronnie James Dio ranks 209 out of 15,968Before him are B. F. Skinner (1904), Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), John Adams (1735), Louis Sullivan (1856), Frank Zappa (1940), and George Marshall (1880). After him are Samuel P. Huntington (1927), Philip K. Dick (1928), Richard Gere (1949), Gary Cooper (1901), Rocky Marciano (1923), and Christopher Lloyd (1938).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Ronnie James Dio ranks 9Before him are Bob Dylan (1941), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Madonna (1958), Ray Charles (1930), Chuck Berry (1926), and Frank Zappa (1940). After him are Miles Davis (1926), Scatman John (1942), B.B. King (1925), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Brian Wilson (1942), and Paul Simon (1941).

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