Geezer Butler Autographs | Black Sabbath memorabilia
Authentic Geezer Butler Autographs; Black Sabbath memorabilia and signed items including albums and signed photos.
Terence Michael Joseph “Geezer” Butler (born 17 July 1949) is an English musician and songwriter. Butler is best known as the bassist and primary lyricist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He has also recorded and performed with Heaven & Hell, GZR, and Ozzy Osbourne. He currently serves as bassist of Deadland Ritual.
Butler received the nickname “Geezer” at approximately age eight, because he “used to call everybody Geezer” at school. “It was just a slang term for a man.”
Butler grew up in a working-class family in Birmingham. The Butler family had seven children and were poor, typically having “no money whatsoever”. Furthermore, Butler was heavily influenced by the writing of Aleister Crowley as a teenager. By his late teens, he had stopped attending Mass. He cited a loss of belief; and feels that everyone should sooner or later decide for themselves what to believe in. By the end “I was going to Mass every Sunday just to take a look at all the nice girls that were going there”; he recalled years later.
Their first band, Rare Breed, in the autumn of 1967, with John “Ozzy” Osbourne soon joining as lead vocalist. At that time, Butler was dating a girl who lived near Tony Iommi, and Iommi’s earliest memories of Butler involved seeing him walking past his house every day to visit her. Later, Iommi and Geezer Butler Autographs became acquainted when their bands played at a nearby nightclub. Separated for a time, Osbourne and Butler reunited in the blues foursome, Polka Tulk, along with guitarist Iommi and drummer Bill Ward, both of whom had recently left the band Mythology. They renamed their new band Earth, but a band already existed in the small-time English circuit with the same name; forced to change the name yet again. Inspired by the popular Boris Karloff horror film of the same name, Butler suggested the name Black Sabbath in early 1969.
Inspired by John Lennon, Butler played rhythm guitar in his pre-Sabbath days, including with Rare Breed. When Sabbath formed, Iommi made it clear that he did not want to play with another guitarist; so Butler moved to bass. According to Butler, “I’d never played bass until I was on stage at the first gig that we played. Borrowed the bass guitar off one of my friends and it only had three strings on it. Iommi described Geezer Butler Autographs as being “from another planet” in the band’s early days; he took LSD, wore Indian hippie dresses, and was very peaceful.At the time Black Sabbath was formed, Butler was studying to become an accountant, and this training resulted in him managing the band’s finances in the early days.
After Black Sabbath fired vocalist Ozzy Osbourne in 1979, Butler also briefly left the band to deal with the divorce from his first wife. The 1980 album Heaven and Hell actually recorded with bassist Craig Gruber; but Butler returned to the band at the last minute and re-recorded the bass parts prior to release. He again left the band in 1984 after touring in support of their 1983 album, Born Again, though he returned months later as the band attempted a comeback with vocalist David Donato.
In 1995 Butler again joined Osbourne’s band to perform on the Ozzmosis album. After recording Ozzmosis, he formed G/Z/R, issuing Plastic Planet in 1995. His next solo album, Black Science, followed in 1997. Butler returned to Black Sabbath once more for the 1997 edition of Ozzfest, and has remained with the band since. In 2005 he released Ohmwork, his third solo album. In October 2006 it was announced that Geezer Butler Autographs, along with Tony Iommi, would be reforming the Dehumanizer-era Black Sabbath line-up with Vinny Appice and Ronnie James Dio, under the name Heaven & Hell to differentiate between the reunited touring band fronted by Osbourne, and the current Sabbath line-up. He recorded and toured for the album “13” (2013) and the subsequent tour, reaching an end for the final tour in 2017.
Signed promo photo Terry Butler from 1969
Signed Black Sabbath self titled album Terry Butler from 1969
Signed in 1970 Paranoid album: Terry “Geerzer” Butler
Late 1970’s autograph
Heaven and Hell photographs autographed in 2007
Never Say Die CD signed by Geezer in 2009.