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The Return of Ronnie James Dio

Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, March 1994

CUTTING HIS professional teeth with the mildly successful early Seventies band Elf, the 45-year-old Ronnie James Dio (Ronald Padavona) first rose to fame with former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore's band Rainbow.

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