Tony Iommi

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Tony Iommi
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Background information
Birth nameFrank Anthony Iommi
Born (1948-02-19) 19 February 1948 (age 70)
Birmingham, England
GenresHeavy metal
OccupationsMusician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar
Years activesince 1966
Associated actsBlack Sabbath
WebsiteOfficial website

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.

In 2003, Iommi was listed at number 86 in Rolling Stone Magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" issue.[1]

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.

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  1. "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Rolling Stone. Jann S. Wenner. 18 September 2003. Retrieved 2009-08-27.