Episode #055 – The Ronnie James Dio Tribute Special
The Deep Purple Podcast
“The Ronnie James Dio Tribute Special”
May 11, 2020
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History of Dio:
Dio took his name from the gangster Johnny Dio.
Early 50s and 60s stuff
Ronnie and the Red Caps – What I’d Say
The Electric Elves – It Pays To Advertise (1967)
Ronnie Dio and The Prophets on TV
Personal intros to Ronnie:
John’s 1983 spectrum concert on VHS – Dio Live at the Spectrum
Nate’s hearing Live Evil at cousin Jeff’s and later Mob Rules – Black Sabbath – Live Evil – Mob Rules
Jonn and Nate going to see Dio at The Strand in 1997
John meeting him at Newbury Comics in ‘02
John’s experience at fundraiser concert in 2019
John @ 2019 Hologram show covered in Episode # 9 – In Rock (25th Anniversary Edition)
Interview with James Curl
Favorite Dio Tracks From Different Eras:
Tweet: What’s your favorite track of the Elf years?
Elf – Never More (1972)
Covered in The Deep Purple Podcast – Episode #48 – Elf – Elf.
Tweet: What’s your favorite track of the Rainbow years?
Rainbow Live in Munich 1977
Kill the King
Tweet: What’s your favorite track of the Black Sabbath years?
Black Sabbath – Die Young
Tweet: What’s your favorite track of the Dio years?
Dio – Fallen Angels
Interview with Claude Schnell
Dio in Modern Culture
Tenacious D – Dio
Dio on South Park
Alice Cooper + Dio on ‘Big brother 2001’ Norwegian TV-show
Ronnie James Dio Interview – Cancer Fight in Houston
Tenacious D – Kickapoo
Glenn Hughes performing Catch The Rainbow (full song) – Dio public memorial May 30th 2010
Ronnie James Dio & Deep Purple & Orchestra – Sitting in a Dream
For Further Information:
Ronnie James Dio: A biography of a heavy metal Icon by James Curl
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