Today (July 10) we remember Ronnie James Dio on what would have been his 74th birthday. Also, birthday wishes going out to Triumph singer, guitarist Rik Emmett who turns 63.

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The great Ronnie James Dio passed away May 16, 2010 after a battle with stomach cancer. I’ll never forget being on the air on a Sunday afternoon and breaking the news regarding Dio’s passing along with co worker live on the air. I had asked my co-worker if he wouldn’t mind going on the air with me as I knew I was about to lose it after hearing the upsetting news. Long live rock n roll and long live the memory of Ronnie James Dio!