RIP Ronnie James Dio

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    RIP Ronnie James Dio

    The only voice that could have replaced Ozzy as Black Sabbath's lead singer passed away today at the age of 67. Dio has been fighting stomach cancer since last summer, and has lost that long painful battle. Rest In Piece "Little man with the big voice"
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    Indeed. Was just watching a bunch of promos for a TV show he's going to be on next Wednesday... Haven't seen him live since the late 80's, but always liked "ol' Leather Lungs." A giant in metal, no doubt.
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    Yeah, what a bummer, he was the shortest ugliest little fella who could holler like no one else before him ever could and call it singing.

    Rainbow in the Dark is my favorite Dio song, his voice was something else.
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    Rock and roll flags all over the world are at half mast.
    R.I.P. indeed.

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    he was the shortest ugliest little fella who could holler like no one else before him ever could and call it singing.
    Amen to that; Back in 1982 I used to work part-time for Stone City attractions as an usher/security person, and we worked backstage during the "live evil" tour. Ronnie and the guys came through on their way to the stage and I was amazed at how small he was, couldn't have been more than 5'3" tall or so; later on after the show they hung out with us backstage, he was a really polite, well-spoken person not anything at all like some of the other rock stars of the era. My favorite Dio stuff was his work with Rainbow.....

    A great loss indeed.....
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    Damn, I was just listening to Holy Diver the other day. Truly one of a kind. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junkdrivah View Post
    Damn, I was just listening to Holy Diver the other day. Truly one of a kind. RIP
    Yeah. Holy Diver was the first CD I ever bought when I started transitioning from cassettes back in the day...
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    Had no idea he had stomach cancer. A great voice that will be missed. My favorite song sung by him...

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    If you listen to fools...
    YouTube - black sabbath-the mob rules

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