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10th July 1942

Ronnie James Dio

American singer

Ronald James Padavona, known professionally as Ronnie James Dio or simply Dio, was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture in metal culture and was known for his medieval-themed lyrics. Dio possessed a powerful versatile vocal range capable of singing both hard rock and lighter ballads.

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  • Lived from
    1942 - 2010 (Died age 67)
  • Birthday:
    10th July 1942
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Star Sign:
    Cancer
  • Place of Birth:
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Country:
    United States of America