Wendy Dio, Ronnie James Dio’s widow revealed her favorite song of her later husband career in an interview with Full Metal Jackie. She also talked about the 10th anniversary of his passing and the legacy he left to the music world.
“I have lots of favorites, but, of course, my favorite is ‘Rainbow Eyes’ because he wrote that about me. Although I love ‘Stargazer’ and ‘Holy Diver.’ I love ‘Heaven and Hell,’ ‘Don’t Talk to Strangers’… there’s just so many great songs I love. ‘This Is Your Life’ – I think that was a very beautiful song.”
“Touring, as usual, doing the same thing he loved. He loved his fans, so he would still be writing and doing the same things as he was doing before finishing ‘Magica,’ which was supposed to be three albums. He would probably be finishing off ‘Magica II’ and ‘Magica III.’ I think that’s what he would be doing. I don’t what he’d be doing now in this horrible pandemic – probably sitting at home writing songs.”
“I think it was just a natural talent for him, although it wasn’t exactly a natural talent. It was a natural talent in that he was born with it and didn’t realize what he had. All the trumpet playing that he did – the breathing exercises from having a trumpet that he started playing when he was five years old – I think that’s why it was so strong.”
“Well, he was an incredibly intelligent person and he read a book almost every day. He loved people and he could converse with anyone at any age. May they be eight or 80, and brings things out from them. He had a way of talking to someone and making you feel like you were really important and anything you had to say, he was listening to it and thinking about what you were saying.
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