Black Sabbath | This Day In Music

Written by on February 19, 2021

Happy 73rd birthday to Toni Iommi, born19 Feb 1948, guitarist with English rock band Black Sabbath who had the 1970 UK No.4 single ‘Paranoid’. The bands self-titled album was voted as the best British rock album ever by Kerrang! in 2005. At the age of 17 and on his last day of work in a sheet metal factory, he lost the tips of the middle and ring finger of his right hand. After attempting to learn to play right-handed, Iommi instead strung his guitars with lighter strings and made thimbles to extend his fingers.

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