Vivian Campbell joined Dio in 1982. Before that he had played from 1980 to October 1982 in a band called Sweet Savage. Sweet Savage was from Belfast, Ireland, and consisted of Raymond Haller (bass, vocals), Trevor Fleming (guitars), David Bates (drums) and Vivian Campbell (guitars). They supported Wild Horses (see Jimmy Bain's history) on some Irish dates on their tour and so Jimmy Bain met Campbell.
Vivian spent several years in Dio, until he left them in March 1986 after the Sacred Heart US tour.
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