The owner of the New York house where Ronnie James Dio grew up has listed the property on eBay in the hope a true fan will buy it.

The home on Dio Way, renamed for the iconic singer in 1988, includes the garage where the he used to rehearse – and may also contain a trunk he buried in the back garden.

The current owner purchased it three years ago but explains it’s too small for his growing family.

He says: “This is the house he grew up in, wrote songs in, had parties in and played in. We bought it from Ronnie and have enjoyed living there.

“It has a detached garage where Dio used to play, a fenced-in back yard great for barbecues, and a garden behind the garage where Ronnie told me himself he’d buried a trunk that we never got round to digging up.

“I have found an old mic of his and what looks like some spelling test pushed into a knothole in the floor.

“We have had people visit the house, getting their picture taken out front, or by the street sign of Dio Way.

“If these walls could talk! I am listing it in the hope that a true Dio fan can get the house and enjoy owning a piece of heavy metal history.”

The starting price for 147 Central Avenue is $90,000 and the auction closes at the end of August. The owner says work needs to be done to the premises. READ MORE


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