Ronnie James Dio

1942 - 2010

Ronnie James Dio

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 4,270,058 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 35th most popular musician.

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  • 60

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  • 7.27

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  • 3.96

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Among musicians, Ronnie James Dio ranks 36 out of 2,258Before him are Bon Scott, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, João Gilberto, Sting, and Arthur Rubinstein. After him are Isaac Albéniz, Roger Taylor, Django Reinhardt, André Rieu, Maria Anna Mozart, and John Deacon.

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Among people born in 1942, Ronnie James Dio ranks 13Before him are Eusébio, Harrison Ford, Ratko Mladić, Hu Jintao, Martin Scorsese, and Barbra Streisand. After him are Isabel Allende, Dino Zoff, Brian Wilson, Scatman John, Aretha Franklin, and Michael Haneke. Among people deceased in 2010, Ronnie James Dio ranks 6Before him are José Saramago, J. D. Salinger, Leslie Nielsen, Gloria Stuart, and Tony Curtis. After him are Lech Kaczyński, Dennis Hopper, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Benoit Mandelbrot, Claude Chabrol, and Louise Bourgeois.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ronnie James Dio ranks 243 out of 12,171Before him are Ava Gardner (1922), Arthur Miller (1915), J. Paul Getty (1892), Pete Conrad (1930), Emily Dickinson (1830), and Fred Astaire (1899). After him are Edward Thorndike (1874), Mario Puzo (1920), Bette Davis (1908), Roy Lichtenstein (1923), Joseph Smith (1805), and Jerry Brown (1938).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Ronnie James Dio ranks 11Before him are Louis Armstrong (1901), Ray Charles (1930), Chuck Berry (1926), B.B. King (1925), Miles Davis (1926), and Frank Zappa (1940). After him are Brian Wilson (1942), Scatman John (1942), Chet Baker (1929), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Iggy Pop (1947), and Glenn Miller (1904).