Fronting with Blackmore in the recently formed band was a guy named Ronnie James Dio.
Small in stature, but a massive stage presence.
Dio died ten years ago yesterday from stomach Cancer at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.
Anyone of my generation should recognize him for his many contributions to the music of our era. That being said, not everyone will, but hey, someone had to buy records to pay for the BeeGee’s leisure suits.
“Only Dio can sing a song about rainbows and make it badass”
Here he is, London, 2005.