Wednesday 12th August 2015

Discovering Black Sabbath

It's early 1970 and the musical mood in Britain is growing devilishly dark. The anti-Vietnam War movement has extinguished any flames of the previous decade’s peace-and-love vibe. Four young factory workers from Birmingham see a grim future ahead of them, so they forma a band- Black Sabbath.
Lead guitarist Tony Lommi, bassist Terence “Geezer” Butler, drummer Bill Ward and singer Ozzy Osbourne concocted a thunderous, riff-driven response to pretty pop and became the first heavy metal band on the planet. Forty-five years later they’re all still alive and rated by their peers as one of the most influential rock bands of all time.

Radio Times Sky Art's15th August