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Ronnie James Dio – 5 Years Remembered

Posted in music, photography with tags , , , , on May 17, 2015 by Kevin Estrada

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Ronnie James Dio – 5 Year Memorial

Hall Of Liberty : Forest Lawn

Hollywood Hills

May 16, 2015

(all photos © Kevin Estrada/www.kevinestrada.com)

    SOUNDCHECK & BACKSTAGE MOMENTS : Photos 1-34 THE EVENT :  Photos 35-146

-WELCOME:    EDDIE TRUNK – introduces DR. SANDY KAPOOR (SUAS Medical Director & Board Member)

SPEAKER 1:   DR. SANDY KAPOOR (speaks about SUAS)

SEGUE: EDDIE TRUNK – introduces LITA FORD

SPEAKER 2:   LITA FORD (speaks about song “Lisa”, written about her mother who passed from cancer)

PERFORMANCE 1:   “LISA” – LITA FORD & PATRICK KENNISON (acoustic)

SEGUE: EDDIE TRUNK – introduces WYN DAVIS (Producer), & DEAN SCHACHTEL (SUAS Board Member):

SPEAKER 3:   WYN DAVIS

SPEAKER 4:   DEAN SCHACHTEL

SEGUE: EDDIE TRUNK – introduces GREAT WHITE

PERFORMANCE 2:   “HEAVEN & HELL” – GREAT WHITE (acoustic)

SEGUE: EDDIE TRUNK – introduces APRIL EPPILITO

SPEAKER 5:   APRIL EPPILITO (speaks about her son)

SEGUE: EDDIE TRUNK – introduces LORRAINE LEWIS with GREAT WHITE

PERFORMANCE 3:   “LAST IN LINE” – LORRAINE LEWIS with GREAT WHITE

SEGUE: EDDIE TRUNK – introduces SHEILA MELODY (SUAS Board Member

SPEAKER 6:   SHEILA MELODY

SEGUE: EDDIE TRUNK – introduces ROUGH CUTT (Paul Shortino, Amir Derakh, Chris Hager, Matt Thorne, Dave Alford)

SPEAKER 7:   PAUL SHORTINO (speaks about Ronnie producing the song)

PERFORMANCE 4:   “TAKE HER” – ROUGH CUTT

SEGUE: EDDIE TRUNK – introduces ROCK FEINSTEIN (Ronnie’s Cousin & band mate from Elf

SPEAKER 8:   ROCK FEINSTEIN

SEGUE: EDDIE TRUNK – introduces John Payne, Rock Feinstein, Christian Martucci, Sean McNabb, Roy Mayorga & Scott Warren

PERFORMANCE 5:   “MISTREATED” – JOHN PAYNE, ROCK FEINSTEIN, CHRISTIANMARTUCCI, SEAN McNABB, ROY MAYORGA & SCOTT WARREN

SEGUE: EDDIE TRUNK – introduces VINNY APPICE & STEVE MIGNARDI

SPEAKER 9:   VINNY APPICE

SPEAKER 10:            STEVE MIGNARDI

SEGUE: EDDIE TRUNK – introduces Gabbie Rae, Rowan Robertson, Rudy Sarzo, Vinny Appice & Scott Warren

PERFORMANCE 6: “RAINBOW IN THE DARK” – GABBIE RAE, ROWAN ROBERTSON, RUDY SARZO, VINNY APPICE & SCOTT WARREN

SEGUE: EDDIE TRUNK – introduces RUDY SARZO

SPEAKER 11:           RUDY SARZO

SEGUE: EDDIE TRUNK – introduces Ann Boleyn (of Hellion), Craig Goldy, Sean McNabb, Simon Wright & Scott Warren

PERFORMANCE 7: “SIGN OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS” – ANN BOLEYN, CRAIG GOLDY, SEAN McNABB, SIMON WRIGHT & SCOTT WARREN

SEGUE: EDDIE TRUNK – introduces CRAIG GOLDY & SCOTT WARREN (Members of Dio)

SPEAKER 12:            CRAIG GOLD

SPEAKER 13:            SCOTT WARREN

SEGUE: EDDIE TRUNK – introduces Oni Logan, Joe Retta, Craig Goldy, Bjorn Englen, Simon Wright & Scott Warren

PERFORMANCE 8: “STARGAZER” – ONI LOGAN, JOE RETTA, CRAIG GOLDY, BJORN ENGLEN, SIMON WRIGHT & SCOTT WARREN

SEGUE: EDDIE TRUNK – introduces SCOTT (BIG SCOTT) SENTINELLA

SPEAKER 14:            SCOTT (BIG SCOTT) SENTINELLA

PERFORMANCE 9: “STAND UP AND SHOUT” – RICKY WARWICK, ROBBIE CRANE, CHRIS BRODERICK, JIMMY BAIN & VINNY APPICE

SEGUE: EDDIE TRUNK – “That was… Ricky Warwick, Robbie Crane, Chris Broderick, Jimmy Bain,Vinny Appice & Scott Warren” introduces WENDY DIO

SPEAKER 15:            WENDY DIO – Thank you / Closing Speech                                                                   

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Dio’s Final Farewell

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 31, 2010 by Kevin Estrada

Ronnie James Dio

Hall Of Liberty : Forest Lawn

Hollywood Hills

May 30, 2010

Since 1983, Memorial Day Weekend held a special place in my heart when it came to Heavy Metal Music.  It was on May 29, 1983 that I attended Heavy Metal Day at the US Festival in Devore, California.  300,000 dedicated metal fans came out that weekend to support what was important – Metal.  Once again, Memorial Day Weekend holds a new place in my heart when it comes to Metal Music.  Yesterday, May 30, 2010, thousands of dedicated metal fans came out to support what was important – the life of Ronnie James Dio.

I was one of the lucky ones that was able to attend and take part in this special farewell to one of the founding fathers of Metal.  I was privileged to be able to document the entire Memorial Ceremony – the load-ins, the soundchecks, the arrivals, the fans, the music, the memories, and the tears.

It was a touching and tasteful service, led by Eddie Trunk.  Ronnie’s life and musical talents were broken down and chronicled era by era, section by section, accompanied by live musical performances, video clips, and friends.  Three and half hours was not nearly long enough to display the gifts and love that Ronnie gave to all of us throughout his life.

I hope you enjoy my slideshow…it is my gift to all of you.  I am and always will be a fan and I am blessed to be able to make my living doing what I love.  Rest In Peace Ronnie, your impact in music and your huge warm heart will never be forgotten.

P.S.  Thanks Rob, for being by my side on both of these special Memorial Day Weekends!

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