|Birth name||Frank Anthony Iommi|
|Born||19 February 1948|
|Years active||since 1966|
Frank Anthony "Tony" Iommi (born 19 February 1948, in Birmingham, England) is a British guitarist and songwriter. He is most famous for starting the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He is the only person who has stayed a member of the band since it began in 1968. He lost two finger tips in a work accident, and made two fake finger tips from a plastic bottle. This helped give Black Sabbath their heavy sound.
Along with Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Iommi is oft considered one of the greatest riff writers of all time. Iommi used several riffs in Black Sabbath's songs.
He was born to an Italian immigrant family and has dual Italian British citizenship.
In 2006 Tony Iommi was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.