Tuesday, May 18, 2010

mad props and devil horns to Ronnie James Dio 10 July 1942 - 16 May 2010

Here's Ronnie performing for a TV show in 1983 in what may be the one timelessly cool strategically sliced t-shirt ever known to have existed. Note how well he uses his voice here at the age of 41. Also, if you watch the 2002 video immediately following this one, notice how his voice seems not to have aged at all, even though he's 59-- proof positive that it's possible to sing properly and have your voice work well for a life time. You can shred with out destroying the instrument. Here's to a vocalist who knew how to put it through its paces.




Thanks for making the music happen, Ronnie.

4 comments:

Old NFO said...

May he Rest in Peace...

Peter said...

A hard rocker indeed! May his sins be forgiven him, and may he rock on with and for the Rock of Ages.

D.W. said...

I saw him on his "Lock up the Wolves" tour back in the day, and in my book it still sets the standard for outstanding rock concerts. I'll never forget him. Rest in peace, RJD, and rock on forever.

John B said...

memories of being a happy, inebriated, early 20 something.
I will miss you...
But you left behind the best of yourself. I am not sad you're no longer with us. I am glad that you lived.