Ronnie James Dio – Remembering

Back in the day I rarely heard a Black Sabbath song owing partly to the fact I had no money and mainly listened to only AM Radio.  I remember walking through a giant department store and in a dark LP display room there was a slightly menacing B.S. album.  The next I heard Ronnie was in the early 80’s singing two songs for Kerry Livgren’s solo album, “Seeds of Change:”

Kerry Livgren (With Dio/Vocals) – To Live for the King

From Wiki: In 1980, Dio sang the tracks “To Live for the King” and “Mask of the Great Deceiver” on Kerry Livgren‘s solo album Seeds of Change. Dio, who was between stints as singer for Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow and Black Sabbath, later proved somewhat controversial among Livgren’s Christian fans, as Black Sabbath and Dio were then perceived as “satanic” by many Christians. Dio said in an interview that he did not consider the album to be a “Christian” album and had performed on it as a favor to Livgren.

Listen to this rememberance on NPR.ORG

From Wiki: Dio died at 7:45 am (CDT) on May 16, 2010, according to official sources.Wendy (Ronnie’s widow)  said on Dio’s official site:

“Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private good-byes before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us. Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this terrible loss. Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever.”

~ by castleqwayr on May 18, 2010.

One Response to “Ronnie James Dio – Remembering”

  1. Ronnie James Dio fans might also enjoy this lost interview with the singer from May 22, 1986 on Mr. Media Radio.

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