Paranoid; Iron Man; N.I.B.; Black Sabbath; Walpurgis; Hand of
Doom; Fairies Wear Boots; Behind the Wall of Sleep; Rat Salad
band line up
John 'Ozzy' Osbourne (vocs), Tony Iommi
'Geezer' Butler (bass) Bill Ward (drums)
Bill Stallwood (vocs) Nigel Harrison (bass) Mick Barnard (guitar) Paul Hammond
(drums) Pete Tyson (sax/flute)
gig poster and flyer (click to
Black Sabbath replaced
Freddie King at the last minute
Geezer Butler "Unfortunately,
I don't remember too much about that gig , but I'm sure we were
delighted to be asked to play there, as gigs back then before the first
album's success were few, and we were always grateful of being asked to
play. I'll ask Tony Iommi if he remembers, he seems to have a better
memory than the rest of us. Good luck with your project"
odds and trivia
This wasn't the first time Freddie King
pulled a gig at the last minute at Friars - he repeated the stunt in 1974.
went on to become a hugely successful band and tour and record in one format or
another (currently Heaven and Hell) today. The original line up occasionally
reformed for one of Osbourne's Ozzfests. Osbourne became a
household name into the 21st century not for his music, but as the star,
with his family, in MTV reality show The Osbournes. So much so that
Osbourne and Tony Iommi played together at Buckingham Palace in 2002 as
part of the Queens' Golden Jubilee celebrations. The original line up toured again in 2012 with a new album, but Tony Iommi has health issues
restricting his appearances and Bill Ward's participation ended in
recriminations. They headlined Hyde Park in 2014.
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