The Ronnie James Dio Bio/Discography

This is an unauthorized Ronnie James Dio bio/discography, written by me. I started this project in late 1993 and the first versions of this became available in mid 1994. Various people have helped me with this - without their help, you wouldn't be reading this now. See the credits for a list of the people who have helped me with this.

The discographies are based on three Dio collectors' collections as well as to some advertisements etc. I'd especially like to give a HUGE thank-you to Thomas Krause, Peter Weber and Matt Baker for their help! Thank you for being patient with me and my questions concerning catalog numbers, label differences, matrix numbers, pictures and so forth. Jorund Rong from Norway has been a great help with the Rainbow 7" discographies!

The discographies are as complete as possible at the moment, but new additions will certainly turn up. Also, I'm going to re-design the sampler discographies as soon as I figure out a sensible way to do that. I'll try to add pictures to the discographies as soon as possible.

If you happen to have any Ronnie James Dio recordings not mentioned in these discographies, please contact me. I'd like to make this discography complete and to accomplish that, I need your help.

Band Names Biographies Main Discographies Other Discographies, Etc.
  • The Vegas Kings
  • Ronnie & The Rumblers
  • Ronnie And The Red Caps
  • 1957-1958
  • 7" singles
  • History Of Syracuse Music series
  • CD samplers
  • 1958-1961
  • 7" singles
  • Ronnie Dio And The Prophets
  • 1961-1967
  • 7" singles
  • LPs
  • 7" counterfeit singles
  • LP samplers
  • CD samplers
  • History Of Syracuse Music series
  • CD counterfeits
  • The Electric Elves
  • 1967-1969
  • 7" singles
  • The Elves
  • 1969-1970
  • 7" singles
  • CDs
  • History Of Syracuse Music series
  • Elf
  • 1970-1973
  • 7" singles
  • LPs
  • C tapes
  • CDs
  • CD compilations
  • LP samplers
  • CD samplers
  • C tape samplers
  • 7" single bootlegs
  • LP bootlegs
  • CD counterfeits
  • LP radioshows
  • History Of Syracuse Music series
  • Tourbooks
  • 1973-1974
  • 7" singles
  • LPs
  • C tapes
  • CDs
  • 1974-1975
  • LPs
  • C tapes
  • CDs
  • Rainbow
  • February 1975-July 1975
  • 7" singles
  • 8 tracks
  • LPs
  • CDs
  • C tapes
  • Compilations:
  • 7" singles
  • 12" singles
  • LPs
  • C tapes
  • CDs

    Samplers:
  • 7" singles
  • LPs
  • C Tapes
  • CDs
  • History Of Syracuse Music series

    Bootlegs:
  • 7" singles
  • LPs
  • CDs

    Counterfeits:
  • 7" singles
  • C tapes
  • LPs
  • CDs

    Others:
  • Regular Videos
  • Promo Videos
  • Radioshows
  • Tour Books
  • July 1975-August 1975
  • August 1975-October 1975
  • October-1975-January 1977
  • 7" singles
  • 8 tracks
  • LPs
  • C tapes
  • CDs
  • January 1977-July 1977
  • August 1977-November 1978
  • 7" singles
  • 8 tracks
  • LPs
  • C tapes
  • CDs
  • Black Sabbath
  • May 1979-August 1980
  • 7" singles
  • 8 tracks
  • LPs
  • C tapes
  • CDs
  • Compilations:
  • LPs
  • C tapes
  • CDs
  • CD singles

    Samplers:
  • 7" singles
  • LPs
  • CDs
  • C Tapes
  • History Of Syracuse Music series

    Soundtracks:
  • Heavy Metal LPs
  • Heavy Metal CDs
  • Heavy Metal C tapes
  • Heavy Metal 8-track tapes
  • Wayne's World LPs
  • Wayne's World CDs
  • Wayne's World C tapes

    Bootlegs:
  • 12" Singles
  • LPs
  • CDs

    Counterfeits:
  • 7" Singles
  • LPs
  • CDs
  • C tapes

    Videos:
  • Promo videos
  • Regular videos
  • Sampler videos

    Radioshows:
  • LPs
  • CDs
  • Reel-to-reel tapes

    Others:
  • Tour Books
  • August 1980-October 1982
  • 7" singles
  • 12" singles
  • 8 tracks
  • LPs
  • C tapes
  • CDs
  • Early 1991-October or November 1991
  • October or November 1991-November 13th, 1992
  • 7" singles
  • 12" singles
  • CD singles
  • LPs
  • C tapes
  • CDs
  • Dio
  • October 1982-May 1983
  • 7" singles
  • 12" singles
  • LPs
  • C tapes
  • CDs
  • Compilations:
  • LPs
  • CDs
  • C tapes

    Samplers:
  • 7" singles
  • 12" singles
  • LPs
  • CDs A-K
  • CDs L-Z
  • C tapes

    Radioshows:
  • BBC LPs
  • King Biscuit LPs
  • Metalshop LPs
  • Westwood One LPs
  • Other LPs
  • The House Of Hair CDs
  • Tour Bus CDs
  • Other CDs
  • Reel-to-reel tapes
  • C tapes

    Soundtracks:
  • Vision Quest 7" singles
  • Vision Quest 12" singles
  • Vision Quest LPs
  • Vision Quest CDs
  • Vision Quest C tapes
  • Vision Quest 8-track tapes
  • Iron Eagle LPs
  • Iron Eagle CDs
  • Iron Eagle C tapes
  • Frezno Smooth CDs
  • Tenacious D: The Pick Of Destiny CDs

    Interviews:
  • 12" singles
  • LPs

    Bootlegs:
  • 7" singles
  • LPs
  • CDs

    Counterfeits:
  • 7" singles
  • LPs
  • CDs
  • C tapes

    Videos:
  • Promo videos
  • Regular videos
  • Sampler videos

    Others:
  • Tour Books
  • Tour Itineraries
  • May 1983-March 1986
  • 7" singles
  • 12" singles
  • LPs
  • C tapes
  • CDs
  • March 1986-1988
  • 7" singles
  • 10" and 12" singles
  • LPs
  • C tapes
  • CDs
  • 1988-June 18th, 1989
  • August 1989-December 1989
  • January 1990-Early 1991
  • 7" singles
  • 12" singles
  • C tape singles
  • CD singles
  • LPs
  • C tapes
  • CDs
  • November 1992-March 1993
  • March 1993-Summer 1993
  • Summer 1993-November 1993
  • CD singles
  • C tape singles
  • LPs
  • CDs
  • C tapes
  • November 1993-Late 1994
  • August 1995-May 1996
  • May 1996-November 1996
  • C Tapes
  • CDs
  • November 1996-February 5th, 1997, February 7th, 1997
  • February 2nd 1997, February 10th-February 16th, 1997
  • February 20th, 1997-November, 1997
  • CDs
  • C tapes
  • November 15th-November 22nd, 1997
  • May 19th-May 22nd, 1998
  • May 23rd-October 22nd, 1998
  • October 23rd-November 11th, 1998
  • March 4th-5th, 1999
  • June 1999
  • September 1999-January 2002
  • LPs
  • CDs
  • C Tapes
  • January 2002-April 2003
  • LPs
  • CDs
  • C Tapes
  • April 2003-April 2004
  • April 2004
  • LPs
  • CDs
  • July 2004-October 3rd, 2005
  • October 6th, 2005-December 10th, 2005
  • CDs
  • May 27th, 2006-September 2009
  • November 21st, 2009-December 22nd 2009
  • Heaven And Hell
  • August 2006-November 2006
  • CD compilations
  • CD single compilations
  • CD samplers
  • LP bootlegs
  • CD bootlegs
  • CD counterfeits
  • Videos
  • Sampler videos
  • November 2006-
  • 7" singles
  • LPs
  • CDs
  • CD singles
  • Side Projects

    Ronnie James Dio and his bandmates have taken part in various different side projects over the years. Here you'll find information about those side projects.

    Project names Biographies Main Discographies Other Discographies, Etc.
  • Bobby Comstock And The Counts
  • 1960-1963
  • 7" singles
  • The Angels
  • 1963
  • 7" singles
  • 7" singles
  • Austin Gravelding
  • 1970
  • LPs
  • Roger Glover And Guests: The Butterfly Ball
  • 1974-1976
  • 7" singles
  • CD singles
  • Cassette singles
  • 8 Tracks
  • LPs
  • C tapes
  • CDs
  • LP compilations
  • LP samplers
  • CD samplers
  • C tape samplers
  • Radioshows
  • LP counterfeits
  • CD counterfeits
  • Eddie Hardin: Wizard's Convention 3
  • 1975
  • 7" singles
  • CDs
  • CD samplers
  • David Coverdale: Northwinds
  • 1977-1978
  • LPs
  • CDs
  • C tapes
  • LP compilations
  • C tape compilations
  • CD compilations
  • CD counterfeits
  • Kerry Livgren: Seeds Of Change
  • 1980
  • 7" singles
  • 12" singles
  • 8 Tracks
  • LPs
  • C tapes
  • CDs
  • CD compilations
  • LP samplers
  • CD samplers
  • C tape compilations
  • LP radioshows
  • LP counterfeits
  • Heaven: Where Angels Fear To Tread
  • 1983
  • C tapes
  • LPs
  • CDs
  • LP samplers
  • C tape counterfeits
  • Rock Relief For Africa
  • 1985
  • Hear 'N Aid
  • 1985-1986
  • 7" singles
  • 12" singles
  • LP
  • C tapes
  • CDs
  • CD compilations
  • Videos
  • Rock Against Drugs
  • 1987-1988
  • Children Of The Night
  • 1987-
  • Dog Eat Dog: Play Games
  • LPs
  • CDs
  • C tapes
  • Videos
  • CD counterfeits
  • Pat Boone: In A Metal Mood - No More Mr. Nice Guy
  • CDs
  • C tapes
  • Munetaka Higuchi With Dream Castle: Free World
  • CDs
  • Deep Purple Concerto
  • CDs
  • LPs
  • C Tapes
  • CD singles
  • Sampler CDs
  • Tourbooks
  • Videos
  • Bootleg CDs
  • Eddie Ojeda: Axes 2 Axes
  • LPs
  • CDs
  • CD Counterfeits
  • Queensryche: Operation Mindcrime II
  • LPs
  • CDs
  • Radioshow CDs
  • Ian Gillan: Gillan's Inn
  • CDs
  • Girlschool: Legacy
  • CDs
  • We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year
  • CDs
  • David Rock Feinstein: Bitten By The Beast
  • CDs
  • CD singles
  • The Rods: Vengeance
  • CDs
  • CD singles
  • Tributes
  • CDs
  • C Tapes
  • CD Singles
  • Sampler CDs
  • Non-Dio related releases
  • All formats

  • This page is maintained by Tapio Keihänen, E-mail: dio@iki.fi.
    The page has been updated on 2013-11-16.
    Biography URL: http://www.dio.net/biography/, the front page http://www.dio.net/.