Just read the unbelievable news that the mighty Ronnie James Dio passed away after fighting cancer for over 6 months. First my condolances to all his family and friends, he shall be missed but never forgotten.
I think the first time I heard him sing was on the Long Live Rock ´n Roll album by Rainbow. He was a powerhouse then, as he was on his most recent output. An unearthy achievement most singers will never be able to reach. The Rainbow album still ranks among my favorites. Rainbow Eyes for instance is a ballad few can match. And the hard rocking tunes are timeless also.
Yes his passing is a great loss to the world. I will keep on listening and he will be entertaining other folks or fighting the dragons, be it in Heaven or Hell… Rest in Peace.