Black Sabbath
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1969
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Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath Biography (Wikipedia)

Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward, and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), and Master of Reality (1971). The band had multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history.

Formed in 1968 as the Polka Tulk Blues Band, a blues rock band, the group went through line up changes, renamed themselves as Earth, broke up and reformed. By 1969, they had named themselves Black Sabbath after the film Black Sabbath starring Boris Karloff, and began incorporating occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics and tuned-down guitars. The band's first show as Black Sabbath took place on 30 August 1969, in Workington. Signing to Philips Records in November 1969, they released their first single, "Evil Woman" in January 1970. Their debut album, Black Sabbath, was released on Friday the 13th, February 1970, on Philips' newly formed progressive rock label, Vertigo Records. Though receiving a negative critical response, the album was a commercial success and reached number 8 in the UK Albums Chart, so the band returned to the studios to quickly record the follow up, Paranoid, which was also released in 1970. The band's popularity grew, and by 1973's Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, critics were starting to respond favourably.

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Paranoid
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The Mob Rules
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The Mob Rules
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War Pigs
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War Pigs
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Evil Woman
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Evil Woman
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Sweet Leaf
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Sweet Leaf
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Children Of The Grave
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Children Of The Grave
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Snowblind
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Snowblind
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Iron Man
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Iron Man
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Changes
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Changes
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The Wizard
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The Wizard
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Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
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Cornucopia (Remastered)
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Cornucopia (Remastered)
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After Forever
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After Forever
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War Pigs (BBC Live Recording, 6 Sep 1989)
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War Pigs (BBC Live Recording, 6 Sep 1989)
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