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Ronnie James Dio: The Early Years

Posted By on 09.15.09 at 02:29 PM

Via MetalSucks. More after the jump.

For the record, Mr. Dio was not yet known as Dio at this time. As the front man of the Red Caps, he was still Ronald James Padavona. Best quote from his Wikipedia page: "His parents raised him in the Roman Catholic church, an experience he found unsatisfactory."

This single was, to the best of my knowledge, recorded in 1959 and released in 1960. Dio would've been 17 or 18 years old at the time. Kinda humbling to realize he's still out there tearing it up with Heaven & Hell and pushing 70.

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