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Rainbow - 100% match to Ronnie James Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
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In May 1975, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Richard Hugh Blackmore, 14 April 1945, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England) left Deep Purple, forming Rainbow the following year. His earlier involvement with American band Elf led to his recruitment of the latter’s Ronnie James Dio (b. Ronald Padavona, 10 July 1940, New Hampshire, USA; vocals), Mickey Lee Soule, (keyboards), C Read more

Heaven & Hell - 96% match to Ronnie James Dio

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Black Sabbath - 93% match to Ronnie James Dio

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Spoken Word Music & Radio Documentaries
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Group members Terry ‘Geezer’ Butler (17 July 1949, Birmingham, England; bass), Tony Iommi (b. Anthony Frank Iommi, 19 February 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England; guitar), Bill Ward (b. William Ward, 5 May 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England; drums) and Ozzy Osbourne (b. John Michael Osbourne, 3 December 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England; vocals) were originally known as Read more

Judas Priest - 85% match to Ronnie James Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Music Theme Documentaries Drama Heavy Metal
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This enduring heavy metal outfit was formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969, by K.K. Downing (Kenneth Downing, 27 October 1951, West Bromwich, Warwickshire, England; guitar) and close friend, Ian Hill (b. 20 January 1951, England; bass). As another hopeful, struggling young rock band, they played their first gig in Essington in 1971 with a line-up completed by Alan Atkins (b Read more

Testament - 85% match to Ronnie James Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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This US thrash act was one of the first to emerge from San Francisco’s Bay Area in Metallica’s wake in the 80s. Originally formed as Legacy in 1983, becoming Testament two years later, the line-up included vocalist Steve Souza alongside Alex Skolnick (29 September 1968, Berkeley, California, USA, replacing original guitarist Derrick Ramirez), Eric Peterson (b. 14 M Read more

Accept - 73% match to Ronnie James Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
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This German heavy rock quintet originally comprised Udo Dirkschneider (vocals), Gerhard Wahl (guitar) and Wolf Hoffman (10 December 1959, Mainz, Germany; guitar), Frank Friedrich (drums) and Peter Baltes (bass). Formed in 1976 in their home town of Solingen, Jorg Fischer replaced Wahl in 1978. The band’s power metal sound was characterized by Dirkschneider’s guttur Read more

Ozzy Osbourne - 72% match to Ronnie James Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Kids & Family Documentaries Music Theme Pop / Rock Comedy Heavy Metal Musicals & The Arts Music & Radio Soundtracks
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John Michael Osbourne, 3 December 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England. In January 1979 this highly individual and by now infamous vocalist and songwriter left Black Sabbath, a band whose image and original musical direction he had helped to shape. His own band was set up with Lee Kerslake, formerly of Uriah Heep, on drums, Rainbow’s Bob Daisley (bass) and Randy Rhoads (b. Read more

Saxon - 70% match to Ronnie James Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Heavy Metal
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Formed in the north of England in 1976, Saxon were originally known as Son Of A Bitch and spent their early days paying dues in clubs and small venues up and down the UK, with Peter ‘Biff’ Byford (5 January 1951, Barnsley, England; vocals), Graham Oliver (b. 6 July 1952, Mexborough, England; guitar), Paul Quinn (guitar), Steve Dawson (b. Steven Dawson, 1951, Englan Read more

Deep Purple - 64% match to Ronnie James Dio

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Deep Purple evolved in 1968 following sessions to form a band around former Searchers drummer Chris Curtis (Christopher Crummey, 26 August 1941, Oldham, Lancashire, England). Jon Lord (b. 9 June 1941, Leicester, Leicestershire, England; keyboards) and Nick Simper (b. 3 November 1945, Norwood Green, Southall, Middlesex, England; bass), veterans, respectively, of the Artwoods Read more

Elf - 59% match to Ronnie James Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock
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This US heavy rock unit was formed in 1967 by vocalist Ronnie James Dio (Ronald Padavona, 10 July 1940, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA) with cousin Dave Feinstein on guitar, plus Gary Driscoll (drums), Doug Thaler (keyboards) and Nick Pantas (guitar). They worked under the name Electric Elves until 1970 when the entire band was involved in a car crash, in which Pantas died a Read more

Bruce Dickinson - 55% match to Ronnie James Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Horror Soundtracks Music Videos & Concerts Blues World Music Music & Radio
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Paul Bruce Dickinson, 7 August 1958, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England. Dickinson left the heavy metal band Samson to join pioneering contemporaries Iron Maiden, replacing Paul Di’Anno in 1981. By the following year Dickinson had fully established himself within the line-up through his performances on the road and on 1982’s UK number 1 album, The Number Of The Beas Read more

Halford - 53% match to Ronnie James Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Although Halford is indeed a band, it is understandable that the main focal point of this heavy metal quintet is legendary vocalist Rob Halford (Robert John Arthur Halford, 25 August 1951, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England). Halford first rose to prominence as the leather clad frontman of UK heavy metal act Judas Priest. During his tenure with the band (from 1973-93), Read more

Twisted Sister - 53% match to Ronnie James Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts
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Formed in 1973, this New York, USA-based hard rock band’s original purpose was to provide the antidote to the disco music that was saturating the airwaves during the mid-70s. Twisted Sister evolved from a band called Silverstar, but the line-up did not start to take shape until 1976 when founding members Jay Jay French (John Segall, 20 July 1952, USA; guitar) and Kenny Read more

Iron Maiden - 52% match to Ronnie James Dio

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Theme Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word Heavy Metal Music & Radio
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Formed in London, England, in 1975, Iron Maiden was from the start the brainchild of Steve Harris (Stephen Percy Harris, 12 March 1957, Leytonstone, London, England; bass), formerly a member of pub rockers Smiler. Named after a medieval torture device, the music was suitably heavy and hard on the senses. The heavy metal scene of the late 70s was widely regarded as stagnant, Read more

W.A.S.P. - 52% match to Ronnie James Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries
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This theatrical shock-rock troupe was formed in 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA, their name apparently an acronym of We Are Sexual Perverts. Outrageous live performances included throwing raw meat into the audience and the whipping of a naked woman tied to a ‘torture rack’ as a backdrop to a primitive metal attack. The band, formed by singer Blackie Lawless (S Read more

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