|Birth name||Frank Anthony Iommi|
19 February 1948 |
|Years active||since 1966|
|Associated acts||Black Sabbath|
Frank Anthony "Tony" Iommi (born 19 February 1948, in Birmingham, England) is an English 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.
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.
In 2006 Tony Iommi was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.