Today would have been the 69th birthday of heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio. Recognized for being one of the most powerful vocalists in heavy metal, he performed with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and Dio, among others.
Some of his biggest songs include "Man on the Silver Mountain", "Stargazer", "Children of the Sea", "Stand Up and Shout", "Holy Diver", "Heaven and Hell", as well as many others.
"Man on the Silver Mountain":
On November 25, 2009, it was announced by Ronnie's wife, Wendy, that he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Dio succumbed to the disease on May 16, 2010 at the age of 67. Ronnie will forever be remembered in the hearts of metalheads everywhere. Gone but never forgotten..... R.I.P. Ronnie.... \m/