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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. He fronted and founded numerous bands 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. The family returned to Cortland when Dio was very young, and he lived there until from graduating high school in 1960. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ronnie James Dio has received more than 6,689,478 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Ronnie James Dio is the 39th most popular musician (down from 29th in 2019), the 242nd most popular biography from United States (down from 209th in 2019) and the 10th 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 39 out of 2,662Before him are Frank Zappa, Roger Taylor, Cat Stevens, Björn Ulvaeus, Giuseppe Tartini, and Maria Anna Mozart. After him are Brian Jones, Maurice Gibb, Benny Andersson, John Deacon, B.B. King, and Sting.

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Among people born in 1942, Ronnie James Dio ranks 21Before him are Daniel Barenboim, Peter Handke, Scatman John, Jacques Rogge, Isabel Allende, and Ted Kaczynski. After him are Brian Jones, Brian Wilson, Dino Zoff, Michael Haneke, Calvin Klein, and Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. Among people deceased in 2010, Ronnie James Dio ranks 4Before him are José Saramago, J. D. Salinger, and Leslie Nielsen. After him are Tony Curtis, Lech Kaczyński, Gloria Stuart, Éric Rohmer, Benoit Mandelbrot, Zecharia Sitchin, Juan Antonio Samaranch, and Claude Chabrol.

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Among people born in United States, Ronnie James Dio ranks 242 out of 18,182Before him are J. Edgar Hoover (1895), Philip Kotler (1931), Rita Hayworth (1918), Brigham Young (1801), Ted Kaczynski (1942), and John Ford (1894). After him are Burt Lancaster (1913), Tony Curtis (1925), Desmond Doss (1919), Robert Duvall (1931), Steve Wozniak (1950), and Lee Van Cleef (1925).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Ronnie James Dio ranks 10Before him are Jimi Hendrix (1942), Madonna (1958), Ray Charles (1930), Scatman John (1942), Miles Davis (1926), and Frank Zappa (1940). After him are B.B. King (1925), Brian Wilson (1942), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Chuck Berry (1926), Charlie Parker (1920), and Robert Johnson (1911).

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