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Tony Iommi

1948 - Today

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Anthony Frank Iommi (; born 19 February 1948) is a British guitarist, songwriter, and producer. He was lead guitarist, co-founder and leader of heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and was the band's 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".While working in a 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 3,223,064 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Tony Iommi is the 121st most popular musician (up from 150th in 2019), the 516th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 606th in 2019) and the 34th most popular British Musician.

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

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  • 72.62

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  • 45

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  • 6.89

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  • 3.50

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Tony Iommi ranks 121 out of 2,675Before him are Ravi Shankar, Bill Evans, Neil Young, James Last, Till Lindemann, and Fritz Kreisler. After him are Don Shirley, Compay Segundo, Pete Best, Arnaut Daniel, Ray Manzarek, and Chris Slade.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1948, Tony Iommi ranks 38Before him are Donna Summer, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, John Bonham, Alice Cooper, Radomir Antić, and John Carpenter. After him are Klaus Meine, Ian McEwan, Grace Jones, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Carl Weathers.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tony Iommi ranks 516 out of 6,924Before him are Peter Gabriel (1950), John Barry (1933), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Daniel Craig (1968), Frank Williams (1942), and Maud of Wales (1869). After him are Norman Haworth (1883), William Hogarth (1697), James Francis Edward Stuart (1688), Kate Winslet (1975), Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960), and George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Tony Iommi ranks 34Before him are John Dowland (1563), Sid Vicious (1957), Gary Moore (1952), Charlie Watts (1941), Mike Oldfield (1953), and John Bonham (1948). After him are Chris Slade (1946), Malcolm Young (1953), George Martin (1926), Nick Mason (1944), Jacqueline du Pré (1945), and Roger Glover (1945).

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