Gigging bands from earliest to latest: Suburban Beat (pub cover band), Intoxicated (death metal), Sleeping Martyr (metal), Nashira (hard rock/metal), Dio Apostles.
Of the Dio albums probably "Last In Line". From Black Sabbath "Heaven and Hell" and my favourite Rainbow album "Rainbow Rising". Hard to pick an overall favourite.
December 13th 1987 - Edinburgh Playhouse (Dream Evil Tour with Warlock). I've seen Dio many times but that was the first and it was also my first ever gig.
Don't Talk To Strangers.