Black Sabbath were an English band formed in 1968 in Birmingham by Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne. The band is seen as the foundation of today’s Heavy Metal music.
They had several line- up changes with Iommi being the only constant member in the band’s existence.
In 1970 they released their first single ”Evil Woman” following up with the band’s debut album “Black Sabbath”. Although criticized the album was a commercial success and by the next album “”Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” the critics were turned positive. In 1979 Ozzy was due to alcohol and drugs replaced by Rainbow singer Ronnie James Dio. Due to the passing away of Dio, Ozzy got reunited with the original line up in 1997 and during their farewell tour the band played their final concert in 2017 in their home town of Birmingham. Black Sabbath made nineteen studio albums, sold more than 70 million album worldwide and are still seen as the greatest metal band of all time.