Black Sabbath Autographed photo
Signed Black and white photo by Tony Iommi. Cozy Powell and Tony Martin.
Originally formed in Birmingham, England in 1968. Founding members are guitarist Tony Iommi. Bassist and main song writer Terry Geezer Butler. Singer Ozzy Osbourne. drummer Bill Ward. The band has many line up changes. Iommi being the only constant member. Throughout its history. Started as a blues rock band called Earth. The group soon adopted the Black Sabbath sound and began playing occult themes. With horror inspired lyrics and tuned down guitars. They also wrote songs about social instability. Politics. Drugs.
As well as Osbourne’s regular use of drugs and alcohol. Likewise his Led to him being sacked from the band in 1979. Former Rainbow singer; Ronnie James Dio soon replaced Ozzy. Following two albums with Dio. Moreover Black Sabbath endured countless personal changes in the 1980s and 1990s. That included Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan; Glenn Hughes; Ray Gillen and Tony Martin. As well as many drummers and bassists. In 1992; Iommi and Butler rejoined Dio with drummer Vinny Appice to record Dehumanizer. Furthermore the original line-up reunited with Osbourne in 1997. They released a live album called Reunion. Black Sabbath’s final studio album and nineteenth named 13. Features all the original members, apart from Bill Ward. A year after embarking on a farewell tour. The band played their final concert in their home city of Birmingham on the 4th February 2017.
Anthony Philip Harford (born 19 April 1957). Better known by his stage name Tony Martin. Is a heavy metal vocalist. Best known for his time fronting Black Sabbath. Initially from 1987 to 1991 and again from 1993 to 1997. Martin was the band’s second longest serving vocalist after Ozzy Osbourne.