A biography of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio. This book chronicles Ronnie's life from birth to death and covers his time in such iconic bands as Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell.
(Play It Like It Is). Note-for-note transcriptions of 12 tunes from the electrifying frontman of Rainbow, Black Sabbath & Dio: Don't Talk to Strangers * Heaven and Hell * Holy Diver * King of Rock & Roll * The Last in Line * Man on the Silver Mountain * The Mob Rules * Neon Knights * Rainbow in the Dark * Sacred Heart * Stand Up and Shout * We Rock. Features photos and a foreword by Jack Black!
When I was growing up, Heavy Metal/rock music was my music of choice, it was my life. Back in those days in the late 70's and into the early 80's, we would spend our time listening to the best albums of the moment on a massive 'ghetto blaster, either sitting in the park or at any of the local railway stations, train spotting! Our albums of choice at the time were Saxon 'Wheels of Steel', Judas Priest 'British Steel' and Black Sabbath 'Heaven and Hell'. We went through many batteries back in those days, cranking the music up loud and annoying any passers by. My favourite of all our choices at the time was the Black Sabbath album and it is still one of my favourite albums to this day. How Ronnie James Dio could pack that 'massive' voice into such a small and tiny frame seemed impossible. Once I knew of his work with Black Sabbath I went to search out his back catalogue of work with Rainbow and was just amazed at the lyrics and the quality of his voice, he was and always will be the quintessential rock and metal frontman and with his passing there was a massive void left in the world of rock music. So come with me on an 'oral history' of Ronnie James Dio, the greatest frontman in Heavy Metal and rock
Ronnie James Dio, Ritchie Blackmore, Graham Bonnet, Cozy Powell, Joe Lynn Turner, Roger Glover, Tony Carey, Don Airey, Bob Daisley, D
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Ronnie James Dio, Ritchie Blackmore, Graham Bonnet, Cozy Powell, Joe Lynn Turner, Roger Glover, Tony Carey, Don Airey, Bob Daisley, Doogie White, Jimmy Bain, Paul Morris, Bobby Rondinelli, Micky Lee Soule, Craig Gruber, Gary Driscoll, John Miceli, Chuck Burgi, David Stone. Excerpt: Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore (born 14 April 1945) is an English rock guitarist who is an American resident, known for his work in Deep Purple. During his career Blackmore also fronted his own band, Rainbow. In the late 1990s he retired from hard rock for good, to start concentrating on the traditional folk rock project Blackmore's Night, which featured his wife Candice Night on vocals. Blackmore was born at Allandale Nursing Home, Weston-super-Mare, England, but moved to Heston, Middlesex at the age of two. He was 11 when he got his first guitar. His father bought it for him on certain conditions, including learning how to play properly: "So I actually took the lessons for a year - classical lessons...." Whilst at school he did well at sports including the javelin. Blackmore left school at age 15 and started work as an apprentice radio mechanic at nearby Heathrow Airport. He was given guitar lessons by Big Jim Sullivan. He was influenced in his youth by early rockers like Hank Marvin. He joined minor local bands from 1960 or 1961. His playing improved and in 1963 he started out as a session player for Joe Meek's music productions and performed in several bands. He was a member of the instrumental combo, The Outlaws, and backed Heinz (playing on his top ten hit "Just Like Eddie"), Screaming Lord Sutch, Glenda Collins and Neil Christian among others. While working for Joe Meek, he got to know engineer Derek Lawrence, who would later produce Deep Purple's first three albums. Blackmore in Hannover, Germany, 1970 (with the touring...