Ronnie James Dio Receiving Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award

artist: Ronnie James Dio date: 03/07/2014 category: general music news
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Ronnie James Dio Receiving Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award
Ronnie James Dio is to be given a lifetime achievement award by the Syracuse Area Music Hall of Fame. AsĀ Syracuse. Com notes, the award acknowledges that Dio was "one of the greatest (and most under appreciated) metal singers of all time."

The award will be collected on Dio's behalf by his son, Dan Padavona, who had the following to say about his father's work:

"I was a rock fan and a huge fan of his music, especially Elf and Rainbow. But most of what I knew was from reading in magazines. It was very surreal."

"I hope it's a way to get closer to my father in his death than I did in his life," he said of the award. "I'm sure he'd be very happy that I'm up there with Rock (David Feinstein) and a few of his closest friends."

As Padavona also notes, the home town recognition for Dio (who grew up in Cortland, New York) is long overdue:

"When he was alive, beyond his faithful friends, not a lot of people knew much about him other than there was this guy who went off and joined Black Sabbath. If you open the Cortland Standard all they talked about was who bowled a 300 the other night. Which was very true. I never once saw a mention in the paper of the fact that an album had gone platinum or anything like that. And he was as accomplished a person to come out of Cortland artistically as anyone else."
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