Tag Archives: Ronnie James Dio

Album Review: Blackmore’s Night – Shadow Of The Moon (1997)


The Deep Purple musical family story is full of controversy and events upon which many of their followers have differing opinions. Ian Gillan and Roger Glover arriving whilst Nick Simper and Rod Evans were still on board and the subsequent departure … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Jimmy Helms – Songs I Sing (1975)


I first became aware of Jimmy Helms when I heard his contributions to Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover’s solo album ‘The Butterfly Ball’ and Eddie Hardin’s ‘Wizard’s Convention’. On both of those recordings Jimmy Helms’ singing was soulful, deep and … Continue reading

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Album Review: Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell (1980)


In early 1979 Ozzy Osbourne’s behaviour became too much for the rest of Black Sabbath, and Tony Iommi in particular, to tolerate and it was clear something would have to give. Over a year had been wasted in drug fuelled … Continue reading

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Album Review: Dio – Holy Diver (1983)


The Ronnie James Dio era Black Sabbath ended in acrimony due partly to disagreements regarding the mixing of the “Live Evil” album. Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler accused Dio and drummer Vinnie Appice of sneaking into the studio to increase … Continue reading

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Album Review: Graham Bonnet – Line Up (1981)


Following his brief spell in Rainbow Graham Bonnet took full advantage of his newly acquired rock audience and put out this 1981 solo offering. ‘Line- Up’ came complete with a who’s who of guest musicians and a Rainbow coloured backdrop … Continue reading

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Pots of Gold. The studio recordings of Rainbow reviewed: Part One – The Dio Years


  Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow (1975) When Ritchie Blackmore grew tired of the increasing amount of funk being put into Deep Purple he decided to record a solo album. Apparently he would sit in the studio during the rehearsals and recording … Continue reading

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David Coverdale: The Purple Records solo albums reviewed.


  White Snake (1977) After months of staggering around the world like a wounded beast the Mark IV version of Deep Purple collapsed and died at the Liverpool Empire in March 1976 leaving David Coverdale in something of a state … Continue reading

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