How rich is Ronnie James Dio?
Ronnie James Dio Net Worth:
|Birth date:||July 10, 1942, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States|
|Death date:||May 16, 2010, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.626 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Songwriter|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Music groups:||Dio, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Heaven & Hell, Elf, Hear 'n Aid|
Ronnie James Dio wiki & biography:
Life, Death, and Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio is an American vocalist and writer with an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars. Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Ronnie James Dio moved to nyc when he was kid, and began playing the French horn and the trumpet while he was in elementary school. By the time he reached high school, he had already recorded singles with numerous bands. In high school, he played bass guitar in a group called The Vegas Kings. After recording a few singles, the group members shifted and the band was renamed Ronnie and the Prophets. The band stuck together until 1967, releasing one album and multiple singles. Ronnie and former bandmate, Nick Pantas, subsequently formed a reasonably successful couple called, Elf. He went on to perform together with the band, Rainbow, and got the most enduring success as the frontman for Black Sabbath, and afterwards with his own band, Dio. He passed away due to stomach cancer in May of 2010.
Dio – the Conspriracy
Ronnie was best known for his performances with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band, Dio.
Ronald James Podovan was born on July 10, 1942 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. While growing up, he listened to a lot of opera, determined by American tenor Mario Lanza. He failed to receive any vocal or musical training other than starting to play trumpet in age five.
In exactly the same year, the group rechristened themselvesThe Electric Elves, including a keyboard player. Their bandmate, Nick Pantas, was killed in a car accident in February 1968. The band’s name was shortened to The Elves, that they used until mid-1972. It released its first proper record under the name Elf. They became a regular opening act for Deep Purple, and recorded three records. Their engagement in the record of the first Rainbow album in 1975 resulted in Elf disbanding.
When he was in high school, Dio recorded singles with several bands. He played foundation guitar for The Vegas Vikings,afterwards renamed Ronnie & the Redcaps when he became the lead singer. The group members changed after several singles were recorded and it was later renamed Ronnie and also the Prophets. They were together until 1967, releasing one record and also several singles.
Ronnie James Dio went to perform with Rainbow. He afterward had his most lasting success as the frontman for Black Sabbath, and later formed his own group,Dio. He graduated from the Cortland City School in 1967 and he was inducted to the Cortland City School Hall of Fame in 2004. He passed away in May 2010 due to complications from stomach cancer.
He fronted numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band, Dio. Dio sold over 47 million records throughout his career.
Dio met Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi by chance at The Rainbow on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles in 1979. Both men were in similar situations, as Dio was seeking a new project and Iommi required a vocalist. Said Dio of the encounter, “It must have been destiny, because we joined so forthwith.” The pair kept in touch via phone, until Dio arrived at Iommi’s Los Angeles house for a comfortable, becoming-to-understand-you jam session. On that first day the duo wrote the song “Children Of The Sea” which would show up on the Heaven and Hell record, the first the group recorded with Dio as vocalist in 1980. The follow up record, Mob Rules, featured new drummer Vinny Appice. Personality clashes began emerging inside the band. “Ronnie came to the group and he was doing whatever we told him, essentially because he needed the gig. Another album was a little different,” Iommi remembered. In 1982, conflict arose on the mixing of the Live Evil album. Iommi claimed that the album’s engineer started complaining to him that he would work all day long on a combination, simply to have Dio return to the studio through the night to “do his own mix” in which his vocals were more prominent. Dio denied doing anything of the kind. The conflict led to Dio and Appice ultimately leaving the band later that year.