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Tony Iommi

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Anthony Frank Iommi () (born 19 February 1948) is a British musician. He co-founded the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and was the band's guitarist, leader and primary composer and sole continuous member for nearly five decades. Iommi was ranked number 25 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".On his last day of work in a sheet metal factory, as a teenager, Iommi lost the tips of the middle and ring fingers of his right hand in an accident, an event which crucially impacted his playing style. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tony Iommi has received more than 3,954,726 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Tony Iommi is the 149th most popular musician (down from 121st in 2019), the 605th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 515th in 2019) and the 41st most popular British Musician.

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

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  • 3.79

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Among musicians, Tony Iommi ranks 149 out of 2,662Before him are Ritchie Valens, Hans von Bülow, James Hetfield, Malcolm Young, Nick Mason, and Thelonious Monk. After him are Vladimir Ashkenazy, Arnaut Daniel, Frank Farian, Giovanni Battista Martini, Joseph Joachim, and Claudio Arrau.

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Among people born in 1948, Tony Iommi ranks 44Before him are Mikhail Baryshnikov, Maurizio Gucci, Jean-Pierre Adams, John Carpenter, Giorgio Parisi, and Jerzy Kukuczka. After him are Grace Jones, Elizabeth Blackburn, Rudolf Schenker, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Carl Weathers, and Ian McEwan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tony Iommi ranks 605 out of 7,765Before him are Ann Radcliffe (1764), John Franklin (1786), John Davis (1550), Nick Mason (1944), Edgar Adrian (1889), and John Snow (1813). After him are Tom Hardy (1977), Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence (1388), William Dampier (1651), John Flamsteed (1646), Henry the Young King (1155), and John Rhys-Davies (1944).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Tony Iommi ranks 41Before him are Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), Jacqueline du Pré (1945), Roger Glover (1945), Ian Stewart (1938), Malcolm Young (1953), and Nick Mason (1944). After him are Chris Slade (1946), Brian Eno (1948), George Martin (1926), John Paul Jones (1946), Ian Paice (1948), and Amy Winehouse (1983).

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