Tony Iommi

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Anthony Frank Iommi Jr. (born 19 February 1948) is an English musician. He co-founded the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and was the band's guitarist, leader, primary composer, and sole continuous member for over five decades. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tony Iommi has received more than 4,883,292 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Tony Iommi is the 148th most popular musician (up from 150th in 2019), the 586th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 605th in 2019) and the 40th most popular British Musician.

Tony Iommi is most famous for being the guitarist and songwriter for Black Sabbath.

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  • 4.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.64

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Tony Iommi ranks 148 out of 3,175Before him are Caetano Veloso, Bill Evans, Carlos Kleiber, Ray Manzarek, Benny Goodman, and Chris Slade. After him are Hans von Bülow, Compay Segundo, Dizzy Gillespie, Ravi Shankar, Andrés Segovia, and James Last.

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Among people born in 1948, Tony Iommi ranks 48Before him are Ian McEwan, Mikhail Baryshnikov, John Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson, Elizabeth Blackburn, and Grace Jones. After him are Powers Boothe, Arie Haan, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Valentin Ceaușescu, Brian Eno, and Ian Paice.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tony Iommi ranks 586 out of 8,785Before him are Richard of Cornwall (1209), Maud of Wales (1869), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), A. S. Neill (1883), Chris Slade (1946), and Erasmus Darwin (1731). After him are Annie Lennox (1954), Joan Collins (1933), Ramsay MacDonald (1866), Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), David Attenborough (1926), and Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1631).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Tony Iommi ranks 40Before him are Jacqueline du Pré (1945), Mike Oldfield (1953), Ronnie Wood (1947), Roger Glover (1945), Malcolm Young (1953), and Chris Slade (1946). After him are George Martin (1926), Brian Eno (1948), Ian Paice (1948), Bill Wyman (1936), John Cale (1942), and John Paul Jones (1946).