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Holymagica
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http://www.examiner.com/article/ronnie-james-dio-s-childhood-home-listed-for-sale

The childhood home of heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio was recently listed for sale on eBay.com for a starting bid of $90,000. According to the description of the home, located in Cortland, New York, it was not only where Dio grew up, but it also features the garage where he practiced with many of his early bands.

The current owner bought the property from Dio himself and states that there is supposed to be an old trunk that of his buried in the back yard, as well as additional ephemera like one of the singer's old microphones and a spelling test that was pushed into a knothole in the floor (perhaps Dio was not always an “A” student). It is also notable that the home is located on Dio Way, a street that the city named in honor of the famed singer. Fans reportedly come to photograph the street sign and the house on a regular basis, and the seller has expressed his hope that a legitimate Dio fan would buy the property in the interest of owning a piece of “heavy metal history”.


Thanx Sarah
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They should turn it into a Dio museum...
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Cool, I'm going to be headed to NY tomorrow to visit with family. (My great grandma is very sick and about to go Sad ) Cortland is not too far from my family, hopefully I can convince my dad to make a trip over there even though I know there's not much to see that's Dio related there, but it would still be cool to say I've been there.
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No problem Gary. Wink

I signed up for Google alerts when Ronnie was first diagnosed. I still get stuff from time to time.

Real estate is cheap there like it is here in Indiana.
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Wish I had the 90K just laiyng around

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You and me both Al...

If I didn't think that Bed and Breakfast's were fussy, girly little places....we could pool our money and turn it into that....have themed rooms based on Dio albums, bands he's been in, songs, etc. You know...like the Rainbow Room, the Heaven and Hell room......The Dungeon... Laughing Wink
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StargazerSarah wrote:
You and me both Al...

If I didn't think that Bed and Breakfast's were fussy, girly little places....we could pool our money and turn it into that....have themed rooms based on Dio albums, bands he's been in, songs, etc. You know...like the Rainbow Room, the Heaven and Hell room......The Dungeon... Laughing Wink


I like that idea...but don't remember The Dungeon in any song...your giving away your secrets my dear Razz Laughing
I love the address DIO WAY Smile

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Would be nice to buy, and turn into a recording studio/independent label named after a Dio song. Like Barry Gordy did in Detroit with Hitsville USA

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I'd love to buy it...........It would be very very cool to be the owner of Ronnies childhood home........wonder what it will actually sell for?

Is Ebay a usual place to buy a home from in the US?

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