Teenagers Bill Ward (drums), Tony Iommi (guitar) and Terry "Geezer" Butler (bass guitar) met while they were in school in industrial Birmingham. In 1968, they met singer John 'Ozzy' Osbourne and formed 'Earth', a pop-rock, jazz-blues group. The following year, they began playing hard metal-rock and changed their name to 'Black Sabbath'. They became one of the most popular of the early heavy metal outfits, although they had only one hit single -'Paranoid'. Ozzy was fired in 1979, though he returned later for a while, and since then there has been many personnel changes involving nearly 30 band members. Tony Iommi is the only original member to have remained through the entire life of Black Sabbath.

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Joe Siegler's Black Sabbath Fan Site
Includes news, discography, lyrics, reviews, FAQ, and mailing list.
All Music Guide: Black Sabbath
Detailed biography of the band, past and present members, credits, awards and discography.
Artist Direct: Black Sabbath
MP3 audio, lyrics, pictures, and videos.
Black Sabbath Fan Club Deutschland
Includes news, archives, discography, lyrics, and annotated links.
Black Sabbath News: Topix
News about Black Sabbath continually updated from around the net.
Darryl's Sabbath Scrapbook
Features reviews of concerts in Calgary 1995 and Vancouver's Ozzfest 1999. Also contains pictures.
Hip Online: Black Sabbath
Contains biography, links, reviews and discussion.
How Black was our Sabbath
A book about the early days of Black Sabbath, which covers the period when Ozzy Osbourne was singer with the band. By David Tangye and Graham Wright. Includes previously unpublished photos.
MTV.com: Black Sabbath
Site contains news, multimedia, bio, and discography.
MusicMight: Black Sabbath
Features biography and discography.
Rockmagic.net: Black Sabbath
Song lyrics indexed by album and alphabetically.
Rollingstone.com: Black Sabbath
Includes a biography, discography, photos, articles, links and message board.
Scott's Rock and Soul Album Reviews: Black Sabbath
Reviews and analysis of the band's albums.

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