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Ronnie James Dio began in the recording business in 1959 and spent the 60s in a variety of rock n' roll and doo-wop groups with his cousin Nick Pantas. In the late 60s he formed Elf and was eventually recruited into Rainbow and later Black Sabbath.

Dio was formed in 1983 and existed in various forms until 2006. During this time the band created work of surprisingly consistent high quality. All of the albums up to Dream Evil are virtual masterpieces and even the later ones are excellent, with the exception of Angry Machines, which is a rather misguided attempt at a more aggressive sound that simply doesn't work, and the over-hyped Magica which was particularly uninspired. When he joined Heaven and Hell in 2006, Dio the band was put on the back-burner.

In November 2009, Ronnie James Dio was diagnosed with stomach cancer. He passed away on May 16, 2010.

Added on 4/19/2002 5:00 AM by Goreripper | Last updated on 5/17/2010 10:22 PM by Goreripper

Current (or Last Known) Lineup

Past Lineup (Members Who Never Appeared on an Album)

Discography (26 Releases)

2006 - Holy Diver Live (live) by Dio


2005 - Evil or Divine: Live in New York City (live) by Dio

2004 - Master Of The Moon by Dio

2003 - Stand Up and Shout: The Anthology (comp.) by Dio

2002 - Killing The Dragon by Dio


2000 - Magica by Dio


2000 - The Very Beast of Dio (Comp) by Dio

1998 - Inferno - The Last In Live (live) by Dio

1996 - Angry Machines by Dio

1993 - Strange Highways by Dio

1990 - Lock Up The Wolves by Dio

1990 - Hey Angel (single) by Dio

1987 - I Could Have Been A Dreamer (single) by Dio

1987 - Dream Evil by Dio

1986 - The Dio (EP (EP) by Dio

1986 - Intermission (live EP) by Dio

1985 - Hungry For Heaven (single) by Dio

1985 - Sacred Heart by Dio

1985 - Rock and Roll Children (single) by Dio

1984 - Mystery (single) by Dio

1984 - We Rock (single) by Dio

1984 - The Last In Line by Dio

1984 - The Last in Line (Single) by Dio

1983 - Rainbow in the Dark (single) by Dio

1983 - Holy Diver (single) by Dio

1983 - Holy Diver by Dio

Vinny Appice Drums
Jimmy Bain Bass, Keyboard
Vivian Campbell Guitar
Ronnie James Dio Vocals, Keyboard

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