Episode #055 – The Ronnie James Dio Tribute Special

The Deep Purple Podcast

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Episode #55

“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

Favorite Moments:

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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