Bill Ward Autographs | Black Sabbath Drummer
Authentic Bill Ward Autographs | Black Sabbath Drummer. Signed photographs and albums throughout the years.
William Thomas Ward (born 5 May 1948) is an English musician and visual artist; best known as the original drummer of the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He also performed lead vocals on two Black Sabbath songs: “It’s Alright” from the album Technical Ecstasy and “Swinging the Chain” from the album Never Say Die!.
Bill Ward autographs started to play drums as a child, listening to the big bands of the 1940s and his major influences were Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson. In the mid-1960s Ward sang and played drums in a band called The Rest. Ward and guitarist Tony Iommi played together in a band called Mythology, and upon that band’s dissolution joined vocalist Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Geezer Butler, who had played together in a band called Rare Breed. The new band called themselves Earth, but were soon renamed Black Sabbath.
Ward’s drug and alcohol use increased throughout Black Sabbath’s heyday. By the late 1970s, drinking during gigs, something he had never done before. He also began experiencing panic attacks. Also, Bill Ward Autographs has said he cannot remember the recording of the 1980 album Heaven and Hell due to his alcohol abuse. According to Black Sabbath bandmate Iommi, Ward disappeared on 21 August 1980, without saying goodbye, other than a telephone call to then-Black Sabbath vocalist Ronnie James Dio informing him “I’m off then, Ron.” He then briefly played in a band called Max Havoc. He sat out one album (1981’s Mob Rules) before returning to Black Sabbath for 1983’s Born Again album.
Furthermore, Bill Ward Autographs once again left for health reasons before the band toured in support of Born Again. He again rejoined Black Sabbath in 1984 to record new material with David Donato but after several demo tapes, he once again left Sabbath.
1969 Early signed Promotional Photograph
Signed Black Sabbath album 1969
Paranoid signed 1970
Paranoid signed 1970
Reunion CD 1998
Promotional photo 1998
Promotional photo 2000
Never Say Die signed by Bill Ward 2009